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Ben Nadel at the New York Javascript Meetup (Aug. 2010) with: Juriy Zaytsev
Ben Nadel at the New York Javascript Meetup (Aug. 2010) with: Juriy Zaytsev ( @kangax )

Working Code Podcast - Episode 184: Code Comments For The Win

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On today's show, Adam and I talk about our respective strategies for leaving comments within code. Each of us inhabits a different end of the spectrum, with me erring on the side of viewing comments as an inherent value-add; and, Adam believing that the urge to add a comment is more akin to a "code smell", indicating a need to refactor the underlying code structure. We disagree on a lot in this conversation; but, it turns out, we actually agree on more than you might expect.

All that and more on this week's show:

... featuring these beautiful, beautiful people:

With audio editing and engineering by ZCross Media.

For the full show notes and links, visit the episode page. And, be sure to follow the show and come chat with us on Discord! Our website is and we're @WorkingCodePod on Twitter and Instagram. New episodes drop weekly on Wednesday.

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