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Sometimes is better get the best parts of all worlds based on your experience, your team, your judgment.... not be a FANATIC.

The real world isn't in the books, blogs or podcasts, but their have a good tips(guides, etc) from another experienced devs where in their time they had the same problems or doubts than you, good information for you that will help how to clear up doubts and solve the current problem.

When you get more experienced you would note the problems of follow a rule or maybe you would say that the rule is really good ! But the wise words from @bosepchuk are very real:

I can't think of a programming principle, technique, or "rule" that is free. Everything has a cost.

I don't hate any rule, technique or principle, is good information and why hate that ? Differents points of view and opinions are so good !

I'm trying to get more experience and train my judgment to do the correct math.

Thanks for sharing this!

Sorry if my opinion have errors, my english sometimes is so bad.


Absolutely! There are so many amazing principles, techniques, and methodologies out there that we can learn from, but we must use them to, as you said, "train [your] judgment".

I'm currently studying Effective Project Management by Robert K. Wysocki, and (unsurprisingly), he makes much the same point in there about project management.

Projects are unique, and each one is different from all others that have preceded it. That uniqueness requires a unique approach that continually adapts as new characteristics of the project emerge.


Of course !

I think this cover many subjects and areas, not all obviously, for example:

  • Repairman -> Need to see the correct problem to apply the correct solution, if in the past he had the same trouble he could try to do the same, but sometimes the problem are not exactly equal, so.....

  • Lawyer -> He needs make the correct defense to him client, based explictly in client's case and another relevant information, so...

  • Doctor -> After read a lots of books (in university), he still need the correct evaluation from their pacient, so...

But all of this examples have another important thing in common: Everything has a cost.

I don't know if I strayed from the subject but this is my analogy.

Hey, it's a valid point. I've met doctors and lawyers who applied principles without doing any of their own observation or evaluation, and the results were always disastrous.

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