Discussion on: What is your best advice for a junior software developer?

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Owusu Samuel

Can you explain the point 3. I thought using design pattern is a good code practice.

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Johannes Ebner

Design patterns are names for common solutions to common problems and therefore often just a label to shorten a discussion. Do not apply a pattern for the pattern's sake, but apply the right pattern to fit a given problem.

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Mark Otway

He's basically saying "fit the solution to the problem, and don't over-engineer". Not everything needs a design pattern, so sometimes just keep it simple, avoid abstraction layers if possible, and don't optimise prematurely.