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That's computer science, I guess

That's computer science, I guess

Posted Aug 13, 2011 2:22 UTC (Sat) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
In reply to: That's computer science, I guess by ncm
Parent article: Avoiding the OS abstraction trap

The real problem that most CS grads have is that they don't understand the difference between "adding layers of abstraction" and "coding to the abstraction."

More layers of abstraction is rarely useful. Building the _correct_ layers of abstraction is massively useful. If you feel that you need another layer, you should first check and make sure that the layer(s) you already have isn't just a poor design for the task at hand.

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