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re: This was a fantastic article, and I'm going to share it with my team to read. I recently was doing a code review with a newer developer and I notic...
 

Every time I think of a new side project, I do what you described and try and make it generic and reusable so others can use it too. Consequently I get overwhelmed and rarely build any of the ideas I was thinking about.

I do this every time in my side projects! I get overwhelmed in architecting some ultra reusable thing up front to solve the problem I'm interested in. Instead what happens is I get lost in that forest of decisions and make 10% of the generic solution. I know I should just prototype the actual problem first and then worry about whether it's reusable later but I keep getting stuck in made up architectural issues. It's a difficult habit to break.

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