Bryce Embry

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Bryce is a teacher, manager, and programmer who has been working in IT since the 1990s. Twenty years ago he was teaching students to create video games. Ten years ago he was leading a large school district’s IT department. Today he’s writing software to help medical researchers collaborate. At home Bryce has a wife, a half dozen kids that come and go, a woodworking shop that matches his modest skills, and a guitar that’s too good for him.

Articles

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Your Code

By Bryce Embry

When I made the transition from hobbyist to professional programmer, I discovered it isn’t enough for my code to work; it also has to be easy to maintain. At first, I wasn’t sure how to make it happen. Then, when I read Robert Martin’s book *Clean Code*, I discovered good code is written with people in mind, follows a consistent format, has short functions, uses meaningful names, and avoids comments. Applying these principles has dramatically improved my code and can change your life as well.

Published in Treasure, Old & New – May 2018, May 2018