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Discussion on: What is the worst advice for the newbie?

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Matt Waler

SO MUCH THIS.

Tired of trying to convince people that creating things as abstractions the first time just leads to very confusing code. A lot of people take DRY way too far, and end up cross-pollenating elements that barely have any resemblance to one another just for the sake of dryness.

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Andreas Møller

Abstractions can be incredibly expensive and should only be created if you are absolutely sure it's the right thing to do