re: OOP Overkill VIEW POST


OOP and FP (Functional Programming) were invented to help developers adhere to SOLID principles while writing readable code. These are great tools and everyone should be well-versed in their use.

But Yes, anything can be overkill. For example, there is a rule of thumb to keep your methods small. The reason for this is to keep the code focused on a single purpose. However, in many cases it is better (more readable and maintainable) to have one long method (say filling out a large reporting structure with many fields) than to write a complex set of nested methods and classes to accomplish the same thing.

IMHO, Writing understandable, efficient and maintainable code is a blend of art and science. The more experience you have (esp. in picking up other people code and understanding it) the better you will be at it.

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