What is YAGNI?

General Webdev and Programming Stuff: What is YAGNI?

YAGNI is a programming principle that says that you should not add functionality until deemed necessary. It stands for 'You aren't gonna need it'.

A related phrase is DTSTTCPW - 'do the simplest thing that could possibly work'.

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