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“Optimisations” to Avoid

Ganesh Vernekar

Ganesh Vernekar

Software Engineer @ Grafana Labs

Introduction

During the transition from writing code for the University assignments to writing real world softwares, I had to unlearn many things and learn to not overuse low level optimisations where it was not required. I had a big exposure to compiler optimisations at my University.

I am going to share a couple of “optimisations” to avoid that I see newbies often do, and I won't deny that I haven't done them myself (and still do). I have that in quotes because they are not really optimisations when all factors considered. I will follow up with more blog posts when I have more patterns to share.