Fuck It Principle
June 11, 2008 § Leave a comment
In software development, being able to say fuck it, and not implementing the not-so-important features is a good thing.
By saying Fuck It(TM):
- There’s less code to debug.
- There’s less features to unit test and functional test.
- Security schema protects less things.
- There’s less complication (in an already complex application). See: Feature Creep
- Deadline does not get pushed further and further.
- It prevents a decently good idea becoming stupid, by having too much features.
As a reminder, I must never ever attempt to add too much Cruft.
Fuck It is more or less similar to YAGNI, as 1 reader pointed out.
Hope this post can be a helpful reminder for readers as well.
- CRUFT – Wikipedia
- YAGNI (You Ain’t Gonna Need It) – Wikipedia
- Snowball Effect – Wikipedia
- Feature Creep – Wikipedia