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Discussion on: My 5 Favorite Software Design Principles 

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Jesse Phillips

Yeah I was recently being told to go back and learn my basics in SoCs and stoics because I challenge the notion of blindly following patterns and abstractions.

Abstraction create layers and can lead to obfuscation if the wrong thing is being abstracted. This "right" thing can be extra hard to identify, so this is where YAGNI creates conflict with Dry or SoC.

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Phil Ashby • Edited

Welcome to level <n+1> :)

As you have neatly expressed, it's always a compromise between YAGNI and DRY/SOC. I like to aim for a sweet spot where it just passes the tests, and someone else (always yourself in 3 years time!) can maintain it without swearing at you!