As the title suggests, this thread will contain some real wisdom came from experience. Please add something meaningful than fancy looking useless quotes.
I’m starting the thread with three of the tweets by Shawn Swyx Wang @swyx.
Engineers are supposed to be practical but we do so much ineffective bullshit.
There’s no point creating a reusable abstraction if it ends up hard to use.
There’s no point arguing about perf if you don’t have a representative benchmark.
Hold your own beliefs accountable, please.
We’re too busy dealing with our own BS. and HEAVEN HELP YOU if you just conclude anyone who disagrees with your particular brand of bullshit is wrong or junior or whatever.
We don’t have time to do it for you thanks to the Bullshit Asymmetry Principle.
Brandolini’s law aka the bullshit asymmetry principle: “The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.”