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bio website andybowskill.co.uk
location Reading, United Kingdom
age 33
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seen Nov 9 at 22:06

Software developer based in the South-East of the UK with a penchant for technology, Nottingham Forest and lemon curd.

Twitter: @andybowskill

Website: http://www.andybowskill.co.uk


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awarded  Scholar
Oct
14
accepted How to stop gold-plating and just be content to release working developments
Oct
14
comment How to stop gold-plating and just be content to release working developments
Thanks duanev, your first paragraph definitely rings true with me too!
Oct
6
comment How to stop gold-plating and just be content to release working developments
By gold-plating I mean striving to perfect a design (perhaps to try and encourage its re-use in future) that already fulfils its requirements, not necessarily adding new functionality.
Oct
6
comment How to stop gold-plating and just be content to release working developments
Thanks David, that reminds me very much of a pertinent quote I read recently: "Perfect is the enemy of done".
Oct
6
awarded  Student
Oct
6
comment How to stop gold-plating and just be content to release working developments
Thank you Bernard, good advice. Yes this does also highlight the time and cost versus quality of end product trade-off.
Oct
6
awarded  Supporter
Oct
6
asked How to stop gold-plating and just be content to release working developments
Aug
8
awarded  Autobiographer