Stung again, several times in one day. Systems that fail to report problems can waste everyone’s time. The problem is that such system appear to be running fine, and that is great for lazy programmers and product managers alike. Just . Say . No .
This article is about software design, and makes the case that flexibility for flexibility sake should never be your goal. There is a very delicate balance between design and implementation in order to provide both usability and capability when it comes to software. Flexibility is often held up as a axiom, but flexibility should be provided only to the extend that it is actually needed by the end user. Continue reading