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June 24, 2023 | Development

Hey hey,

hope you're doing well today.

For this one, I got a little quick "tip" for you, which I read again from the book "The Pragmatic Programmer".

The title of this blog post gives you a bit of a hint but it's about supplying your specific application data via metadata files. This can be plain text, JSON, XML, or whatever files.

But why should you put in the extra work of configuring such a system? I mean, this needs a lot of extra stuff, which in most cases you don't necessarily need, like file reading, parsing, handling of the contents, and so on.

Well, there are quite a few reasons for that. Let me elaborate.

So yeah. I think those were more than enough reasons for that argument and for you to put in that extra bit of work. You also don't have to put in the complete amount of work every time. Most of the time a generic library might even do the trick.

What are you waiting for then?

See ya.