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February 13, 2012

Posted by codinglifestyle in Uncategorized.
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Making the Complex Simple

I’ve noticed a rather interesting thing about best practices and trends in software development, they tend to oscillate from one extreme to another over time.

So many of the things that are currently trendy or considered “good” are things that a few years back were considered “bad” and even further back were “good.”

This cycle and rule seems to repeat over and over again and is prevalent in almost all areas of software development.

It has three dimensions

Don’t misunderstand my point though, we are advancing.  We really have to look at this from a 3 dimensional perspective.

Have you ever seen one of those toys where you rock side to side in order to go forward?

snakeboard

Software development is doing this same thing in many areas.  We keep going back and forth, yet we are going forward.

Let’s look at some examples and then I’ll tell you why this…

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