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The source of many design and programming problems: unchecked assumptions

The source of many design and programming problems: unchecked assumptions

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In a recent project, we faced a problem with our system.
We just found and resolved the problem.
Details aside, there is a root cause of the problem: unchecked assumptions.

Save you time and effort and ask yourself often "Which are my assumptions so far?"
And then check them early.

  • Only one problem with that: it's assumptions all the way down! :)
  • Right!
    Some are checked, and other are unchecked.
    I know, it is not just that simple but it is useful to keep in mind the idea.
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