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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.

Lincoln

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

Conclusion

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.

The Developer’s Journey

Thoughts about the life of a developer.

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