Restraint

Andy Mallon comes out of left field with his favorite feature:

It’s really tempting to implement cool-sounding features. It’s really tempting to hyper-tune solutions to be the absolutely perfect, most-optimal solution. But it takes a real expert to realize when you’re over-engineering a solution.

Take a moment to appreciate your own restraint. Appreciate all the features that you didn’t implement because you didn’t have to. Be happy that you looked at the big picture and decided the best solution was the one you were able to support.

It’s definitely an interesting approach to the T-SQL Tuesday challenge, so full credit for that.

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