Dan Ott

Today I Learned — October 20, 2014

Small changes are easier than big changes. Renaming things seems like a huge win, but when you’re renaming big things, small subtleties will emerge. These pitfalls are easier to see in others’ proposed changes than your own.

If you’re going to rename something, have a good purpose for it.

Look for the dumb solution. Sometimes refactoring isn’t needed yet. You don’t know enough about the problem to find the better solution, yet.