Talk about TIM TOWTDI

When you meet someone who insists their way is the only way to do something, clearly they do not know Tim Towtdi.

Article - Talk about Tim Towtdi

Once you have been around coding and websites for a while you start to realise there is never a one size fits all solution. What works for some people may not be a good fit for others.

You will begin to understand there is always more than one solution to a problem. At the same time you may also realise if one method achieves the same end result as another, there is no such thing as the right way of doing it and your choice becomes a matter of preference.

There is more than one way to do it (TIM TOWTDI) is a Perl programming motto which can be applied to most coding or digital matters and physical ones too.

Just because you can does not mean you should

One problem with having multiple ways of achieving the same results is it can quickly lead to a lack of consistency and sloppy results. So just because there is more than one way to do it, does not mean you can choose anything as a solution. There is usually a good way and a not so good way to do something.

You should not just take the first solution you find. It could be the worst one of several options. You need to be looking for the best and most elegant solution to avoid introducing more problems than you solve.

Understanding TIM TOWTDI will allow you to consider different options and help you to choose the most appropriate solution for your project without becoming entangled in arguments about which hardware, software or method is the best one. As if any of us have the time time anyway, right?

Because of TIM TOWTDI you should understand there is only the most appropriate solution which is the most efficient and elegant choice at the time for those particular circumstances.

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