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May 19, 2019 17:55:51

Does it have to be complicated?

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Craig Petterson

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I'm doing a talk on 5th June 2019.

Minor spoilers ahead for anyone coming to it…

I was somewhat pressured into it, but I don't mind too much, since I wanted to do a talk anyway. I've shied away from it for the usual reasons - embarrassment, self-doubt, what if they don't like it? What if they think I'm stupid? I'm only doing a talk at the same event as the CTO of Blackberry. No big deal…

My only gripe is that I was pressured into decided a talk topic and title with about 3 seconds notice, but in the grand scheme of things I have enough time and support to develop my content and practice. Although, this has added more doubt - what if I picked the wrong topic?! Urgh, stupid brain. You'll be fine…

The truth is that developers love complexity. I'll be using this great Power Ranger's meme to show what I mean. They love to jump on new tools and check them off their list, and that's fine to learn and progress. I'd encourage it!

If code looks interesting, then it's likely that means there is stuff to think about. You want to remove ambiguity and KISS (keep it simple, stupid).

The simple fact is; boring is better. (Which might have been a better title…)

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    @craigpetterson Simple is better. Boring is boring. If you are giving a presentation, don’t be boring. 😎

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 19, 2019 14:11:54
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