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Discussion on: MVC Tutorials Are Broken

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🌌 Sébastien Feugère ☔

How can we change the fact that people who implement those bad practices sometimes just follow the recommendations of doing the work the fastest and cheapest way, imposed by decision makers who don't know what they are doing, without thinking of the future, that will surely be a mess if done that way? 😭

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We'll never fully eliminate that because sometimes, doing things the fastest, cheapest way is what's needed to stretch the budget towards hitting that MVP. It's not an either/or proposition.

However, it can be mitigated by strong hiring practices up front. Hiring is one of the things tech companies are worst at (they're getting better a hard skills, but not soft skills). But if you get the right devvelopers, their default position is doing good work and cutting corners as needed. When the default is cutting corners, doing good work becomes much more expensive and much less obvious.