Is easier always better?

Posted on November 27, 2013

I understand the desire to make parts of the dev process painless – CI, deployment, a nice editor, etc.
But I’ve been wondering lately if the constant focus on these small efficiencies and Rails ease of development has caused us to see anything that isn’t the simplest as bad.

Well architected sites and code — whether that’s object-oriented or service oriented or referential integrity in data often aren’t the easiest, most straight forward paths and workflows. We’ve built tools to make them easier and we accept those as fact.

Why don’t we extend the same thought to other choices? Should we?

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