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Work smarter, not harder

How answering few questions can help you to save time?

Mehdi Farsi
Feb 21 · 2 min read

Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first 4 sharpening the axe.


This quote genuinely summarises the idea.

  • What’s the scope of this tasks?
  • Is it a repeatable task?
  • What’s all the solutions to achieve this task?
  • What’s the best solution for this given context?

One-shot tasks

Today, your lead developer asks you to exceptionally insert the content of a CSV file in the database. The CSV file is light and it only refers to a single table without association.

  • Create a simple script
  • Producing a reusable code


Taking the time to collect information in order to take the right decision depending on your context, can help you to save plenty of times during your developments.

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