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“Just” (bradfrost.com)
3 points by duck on Mar 27, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

I have a similar relationship with "Just", but in the context of requirements/implementation at work. As in "can we just stick this thing in a DB?" "can we just add a checkbox to disable this flooby?" "can we just serialize it and be done with it?"

Each time I hear "just" when trying to find a solution to a problem (with always the next question being "how long is it gonna take?") I get suspicious and make a point of playing devil's advocate.

I also try to avoid using "just" when asking things from other specialties - for example, asking the ops team to "just install Kafka" after reading one blog post about it.

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