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Your response is a bit over the top. I'm in no way criticizing anyone or placing myself above anyone. I've been a junior engineer and I've under-engineered. I've been a mid-level engineer and I've over-engineered. Only through feedback from senior engineers did I finally get to see code I wrote stand the test of time 2 years later with minimal to no change.

As I mentioned in the post, no matter how many years we've been doing this, we'll continue to over-engineer and under-engineer because software is hard. The article is meant to layout the mistakes I've learned from, and for engineering managers, our responsibility is to help those we manage avoid the pitfalls we ran into.






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