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Adam Crockett

Premature optimization doesn't exist in my book. Over engineering does. But if there are 7 days in a week and a client that might change thier mind. It doesn't hurt to keep it generic. That is where development point of view clashes because I do believe in future proofing but others don't, I get it and I'm cool with it, but I'm going to predict what is reasonable to predict, that's just me.

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Adam Crockett

Somebody once told me "we don't know anything about anything. What we do know time will tell." So that is where my point of view comes from.

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Adam McNeilly Author

Yeah, and sometimes it makes sense because like you said there are 7 days.

But whenever a project manager tells me "we might want to support this" I think really carefully about how likely that is, and whether it's worth over engineering now or just building for the project at hand.

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Adam Crockett

Of course, we are talking about work, work, that means delivery takes precedence and with haste I agree. You get a feeling when something will take too long to explore, that feeling is my limit.

At home I just ignore that feeling and make my scripts do backflips around the internet whistling to the tune of yanky doodle. Now that's over engineering to be proud of.