Recently I’ve been posting a lot about configuration. I’ve come to believe that programmers use configuration too much. It has a harmful effect on the quality of their programs, and makes systems brittle, inflexible, unmaintainable and unreadable. This page is just a links collection to the posts I have made on the topic (in case I need them to back up an arguement ;).
- Why type safety in configuration is a good thing
- Policy & Configuration II
- Configuration considered harmful
- Policy & Configuration I
There are more to come. I have a final essay that I have written, which needs to be converted into something readable, and then I hope I’ve said all that I have to on the topic.