Good artists copy. Great artists steal. Greatest artists copy, then paste.
If you are the greatest or one of those tried all day to pre-order The Key from stack overflow or you’ve ever felt bad about copying code from our site instead of writing it from scratch, forgive yourself! Why recreate the wheel when someone else has done the hard work? The new cloud calls this knowledge reuse – you’re reusing what others have already learned, created, and proven. Knowledge reuse isn’t a bad thing – it helps you learn, get working code faster, and reduces your frustration.
You can stand on the shoulders of giants and use their prior lessons learned to build new things of value. You should still follow some basic best practices to prevent bugs or safety issues from sneaking into your code when copying, so make sure you educate yourself before grabbing and pasting. And of course, be aware that some code requires a certain license to use.
To know more in detail on this, hear the official stackoverflow podcast on the same.
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