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Optimize for simplicity, not performance

I liked this, from DHH:

The progress of technology is throwing an ever greater number of optimizations into the “premature evil” bucket never to be seen again.

That can be a tough lesson for those of us who have been developing software for awhile to internalize. It becomes ever more sensible to optimize for simplicity rather than performance.

1 Comment

  1. Trying to persuade people that obviousness should rule – and not elegance or efficiency or “the right way to do it” – is still an uphill struggle though.

    And I still find myself making micro-optimizations I shouldn’t.

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