Rules of Thumb

Talking over the weekend about software development, reminded me of some rules of thumb I used to bring some order to the thicket of possibilities in software development.

  • Design for requirements, not exceptions
  • Our minds can only think 5 to 10 things at a time
  • Pushing against a wall is exerting energy, not doing work
  • If you cut a block of cheese into teeny pieces, everyone will starve
  • Always create a specific test case. Don’t run with all the data!

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