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.

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