Monday, November 24, 2008

Blast form the Past :: Stop Over-Engineering!

This gem is an oldie from 2002... enjoy!!!

Dr. Dobb's | Stop Over-Engineering! | April 1, 2002
"The great thing about software patterns is that they convey many useful design ideas. It follows, therefore, that if you learn a bunch of these patterns, you'll be a pretty good software designer, right? I considered myself just that once I'd learned and used dozens of patterns. They helped me develop flexible frameworks and build robust and extensible software systems. After a couple of years, however, I discovered that my knowledge of patterns and the way I used them frequently led me to over-engineer my work."