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“Automate everything” is a scam

Nowadays I see people going crazy about automation. Everything must be in Docker containers, If it’s not in docker, I ain’t touch it.

Every task must be performed on the CI server, every repetitive task must be converted to a script, nothing in the MVP can the back office do manually. People are praised when they claim: “automate everything”!

I am on the very opposite side. I think automation generally isn’t worth it. It can be harmful to your project and see the trend of “automate everything” kinda crazy. Let me explain why.

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YAGNI vs good design

In one of my previous posts – YAGNI is king – I advocated the idea of not anticipating future when it comes to developing features.

I got some feedback that I want to discuss: YAGNI applies to features, not design. When designing software, you have to anticipate the future. Therefore, sometimes you have to give up on YAGNI if you want a good design.

In other words: on a pull request, when you see an extra piece of code, don’t automatically assume it violates YAGNI. Maybe it’s for design purposes.

I take the point, but also have to add something on my defense.

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Why are there no full stack mobile devs?

The term “full stack devs” seems to be reserved to the web only. What’s worse, as a web dev I’ve always felt pressure to know well both frontend and backend.

On the other hand, I’ve worked with many mobile devs, none of whom I would call a full stack. Typical mobile dev needs another dev (backend dev) to create a full-fledged app.

I still don’t understand why. Let me debunk a few typical answers that I’ve heard but I don’t find true.

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