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Week 38, 2019 Worse is better

September 22, 2019

Worse is better, how?

Richard Gabriel defines “Worse Is Better” as a design style focused on simplicity, at the expense of completeness, consistency and even correctness. “The Right Thing” is outlined as the exact opposite: completeness, consistency and correctness all trump simplicity. 1

Be quick, worse code is better than not shipping on time, bet competitor, ends up actually better.

Good enough for a monorepo

  • Monorepo is great if you’re really good, but absolutely terrible if you’re not that good.
  • Multiple repos, on the other hand, are passable for everyone – they’re never great, but they’re never truly terrible, either.

Read here.