Since 2010

Never, Sometimes, Always

Good atricle by Luke Plant:

The problem is that Hardly Ever is still Sometimes, so the client’s response has gone from being a definite “no” to a definite “yes” in less than a second. It doesn’t matter to me that it rarely happens – the situation still happens, and I’ve got to write code to cope with it. The fact that the code won’t be used very often doesn’t make it cheaper to write – it’s not like engineering where a machine that is used less will require less maintenance.