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Asking Bad Questions

August 30th, 2017 | CJ Horton

Like many people, I have a certain fear of being That Person – you know, the one asking a ton of annoying or obvious “bad questions”. Julia Evans’ awesome comic & blog post on asking good questions is one I return to over and over.

At the same time, though, there’s a lot of value to asking some not-so-great questions when building software. Open-ended questions and questions that seem to be confirming the obvious can help interrogate assumptions and make sure we build the right thing, as well as building the thing right.

So today, I want to talk about a few different types of “bad” questions, and make the case for just asking the question regardless of its objective goodness.

This is the beginning of a post that lives over on revelry.co. Read the rest.

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