Why does Codeble emphasize that maintainable code is essential?
Focus of Bootcamps on the market
The focus of short-term coding bootcamp courses in the market is to provide students with a basic understanding of programming. The aim of these courses is not to enable you to write professional code or maintain a large-scale project for a company.
After completing these courses, you may have acquired basic programming knowledge, some classroom notes and recordings, or some coding templates. However, you may not be able to work independently and maintain all projects.
Why can't graduates work for long after graduation?
Many graduates of coding courses in the market may enter the industry and work on software development projects or maintain internal systems for companies. Unlike development projects, internal systems in companies require high maintainability. Unfortunately, short-term courses in the market do not emphasize training in this aspect.
Engineers who lack awareness of system maintenance often do not use modular features, lack supportive documentation, or have no comments in their source code. When there is a software bug, they need to start debugging from scratch. If it is a small system, it may be manageable, but as time goes on, internal systems in companies will only get bigger and more complex, making it increasingly difficult to maintain.
Graduates who work on developing internal systems for companies can usually cope with the workload in the first year, but they will start to fall behind in the second year, feel uncomfortable at work, and then want to switch jobs.
Codeble's focus - Maintainable code
Codeble's coding courses are based on the premise of maintainable code, teaching students proper system framework design and how to write concise code.
In class, we do not focus on basic programming knowledge. Instead, we teach students to use the Test-driven development (TDD) method to program. Students will first receive practical tasks and then continuously try to code, learn from failures, and continuously improve the code.
This learning process can be confusing for students at first, but our mentors not only provide appropriate technical guidance but also guide students on how to strengthen their willpower and fearlessly move forward. Because students have this kind of mental training beforehand, they can continue to improve and work independently in the workplace in the future.
When students can write concise code with complete annotations, have correct system framework design, and modularize functions, they will have the confidence and ability to debug programs or make major system changes in the future.
Sharing from Codeble students
One Codeble graduate was assigned to a large project. Although he felt lost and confused at first, he remembered the TDD method taught by Codeble mentors.
He broke down the project's functions into many small parts and then tried to program and test each part, fixing problems until they were resolved. In this way, his project was completed step by step.
Later, he shared with everyone: "Fortunately, I learned problem-solving methods in Codeble. In this project, TDD was the only way to push the project forward."
Codeble's education policy is not about basic knowledge but about teaching students lifelong problem-solving methods. When we face new challenges, we may feel lost, and at this time, we may be hesitant to move forward. Only by bravely trying and doing without stopping can things move forward, and opportunities will arise.