Developer Tea · August 24, 2015

Rejecting the DRY Principle

Today's episode is about repeating yourself, and knowing when to repeat yourself and when not to.

This episode was inspired by Sandy Metz. One of Sandy's teachings is to repeat yourself until you understand your code. It is much better to have repeated code than to have complex code. As a developer, it is your responsibility to decide if your code is better suited to be duplicated or complex.

This episode goes against the grain of the DRY methodology, but I challenge you to question everything. Investigate everything you hear and challenge your learning.

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I hope you enjoyed this episode and until next time,

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