November 3, 2019

๐Ÿ”— This Feature Should Be Easy.

Brent Simmons:

A feature is pretty much never as easy as it seems.

I see this all the time. I have probably been guilty of this myself at some point. โ€œI donโ€™t understand why we donโ€™t have this feature yet! It should be just a damn-line of code!!โ€ Baaah!!! โ€œThis developer doesnโ€™t listen!โ€ Baaah!! RIOT!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

As if we knew any better.

But I would ask that you try not to call something easy. The developer of that app will have a pretty good idea of the requirements and the level of effort, and itโ€™s never as simple as it looks on the surface. And they also have a good idea of what needs to happen, for various reasons, before work starts on that feature.

๐Ÿ›Ž (ding!)


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