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Re: Design Patterns Considered Harmful

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Dec 20, 2001 at 10:39 UTC ( #133415=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Design Patterns Considered Harmful

Do the Simplest Thing that Could Possibly Work.

Also, I recommend Design Patterns Explained, by Trott and Shalloway.

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Re: (YAGNI) Design Patterns Considered Harmful
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Dec 21, 2001 at 18:46 UTC
    Ah, Extreme Programming. From one of the Extreme Programming FAQs:

    What does YAGNI mean?
    "You aren't gonna need it," a general refrain when someone suggests building functionality for the system that isn't required by any current user story. For example:

    Programmer 1: "It says here we need to save the default number of widgets between sessions. I'd better write a generalized object persistence mechanism."

    Programmer 2: "YAGNI. Just write out a one-line text file for now. If we need more later, we'll add it later."

    Hey patterns are cool. But most often, YAGNI.

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