Monthly Archives: March 2007

The ideal requirement to code ratio

Requirement:code as 1:1

As a software developer, I have often fallen into the trap of trying to design a “powerful” framework that satisfies all my wants. I would often end up trying to solve food, clothing and shelter, when what I really needed was a simple templating system.

But in any software project, the requirement to code ratio must be 1:1, only as much code to satisfy the requirement as absolutely necessary.

With this sudden clarity has come resolution. Frameworkitis no more.