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How many times have you coded the same stuff?
You know, things like authentication, authorization, mailers, etc.
Unless you are coding yet another todos application, a complex feature is due to appear on the board. It normally comes with a mix of constraints like:
And if you are coming from a streak of straightforward tickets, you could start panicking a bit: it looks like there’s no viable solution that satisfies all the requirements!
The best way I found to tackle such tickets is to spike like hell, first on the whiteboard, then with shitty code:
Maybe there isn’t a viable solution given the constraints. But would you rather discover it in the first few days or after deploying super elegant and tested code that doesn’t work as expected?
I’d share with you the usual 3 links. But I thought you would prefer 218 links: all killers, no fillers!