Code is Poetry
I am a firm conformist to coding standards and best practices. For the more aesthetic or academic readers, I believe that code is poetry, and nearly all poetry is written using common, repeatable structures and patterns. For the practical readers, this simply means I can set up tools, formatters, and templates that write all of those tedious pieces of code with a few simple keystrokes, which allows me to get to solving the real problems much quicker.
Sometimes to a fault, I believe that there are only problems that have not been solved yet. A fantastic way to get on my bad side is to confront new issues by saying, “We can’t do that” or “That can’t be done” or similar nonsense without doing a hint of research. I’m sure there are several Chicken Soup or Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes that I could insert here, but I’m quite confident that Yoda said it best: “Do. There is no try.” There is always a solution and often more than one; finding those solutions simply requires time and a willingness to explore.