Saturday, 16 April 2011

Context Matters

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Practices of an Agile Developer (Neill Alexander) (Hunt Subramaniam)
- Highlight Loc. 373-75  | Added on Friday, April 01, 2011, 07:53 AM

There is no absolute best, only better. Despite the popularity of the term, there is no such thing as "best practices," only better practices in a particular situation.
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In General Semantics we talk about non-elementalism i.e. don't split verbally what cannot be split in actuality. The classic example is talking about 'space' and 'time' as opposed to space-time. Another example might be 'body' and 'mind' as opposed to the organism-as-a-whole.

Everything has a context and must be evaluated in relation to that context.

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