You can always learn a lot if you explain something (here: agile) by telling what it is NOT about…
Yagni means “You Aren’t Gonna Need It”. This is a phrase used many times to refuse the development of some features that may be needed later but not now. Yagni means that you should develop a feature in your code, which is needed and when it is needed and not sooner.
Why do we have this term at all? Do developers tend to develop features that are not needed? It should be like that otherwise there would not be any expression for the phenomena. It may seem crazy for someone not knowing how a programmer thinks and works.However the fact is that programmers do like to develop features that were not requested.
Why do programmers tend to develop features that are not needed?
Coding a feature, which is similar to one I have just developed is easier than something totally unrelated. Developing similar features one…
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