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Engineers: Perfection Is a Curse!

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Do away with perfection. It’s a curse. Innovation is messy. Be messy, launch soon, do more, do NOT hibernate.Yeah, it’s all good advice until unless you start a side project yourself. Engineer you are, you get back to what you do, you start solving problems. Even those, that are only in your head.

That’s pretty much what I have been doing a lot lately. I fight perfection every day. I fight it like it’s my biggest enemy. It has caused me to work on a WordPress product for more than two years. Ahh! The story for another day.

A WordPress premium theme, that still awaits to see the light of day. I hope to launch it sometime soon at the end of this year — since, for whatever reason, I have lost interest in it. I have lost hope in being able to complete it soon.

✅ I am also building a course platform and launching a few online courses. Soon (I hate that word by now).

🤔 Does that happen to you too? I am sure I am not alone!

Tell me about it?

Founder & CEO at Langbase.com — Ship composable hyper-personalized Al apps in seconds · Ex VP DevRel Eng. Rapid · Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. 🧑‍💻 AI/ML/DevTools Angel InvestorAI/ML Advisory Board member San Francisco, DevNetwork

🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel 🚀 NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter mission code contributor 🏆 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient with 5x GitHub Stars Award (Listed as GitHub's #1 JavaScript trending developer).

🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. 📟 Teaching thousands of developers Node.js CLI Automation (100 videos · 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 142 million views, 24 yrs Blogging, 108K developers learning, 200+ FOSS.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries utilized by millions of developers worldwide WordPress Core Developer 📣 TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

As quoted by: Satya Nadella · CEO of Microsoft — Awais is an awesome example for developers.
🙌 Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade 💜 Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

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  • Collins Agbonghama
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    Collins Agbonghama Collins Agbonghama

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    I have been building a plugin for over a year now and in my eyes, still far from being done. Not that it isn’t ready, but it isn’t in my opinion perfect to release.

    My dear, you are not alone. We all have this problem and nobody is speaking out.

    Thanks for sharing yours to the public. Goes to show I am not alone in this struggle.


    • Ahmad Awais
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      Ahmad Awais Ahmad Awais

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      Thank you for sharing it with me, Collins. Believe me, I know how you feel. Also, I am not going to ask what it is. Coz, again I know what it’s like :(