When you hear the words “software design,” your mind probably conjures up images of intricate design patterns, convoluted class structures, and heated online debates over the single responsibility principle. I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend their days crafting extremely generic code and creating beautiful UML diagrams, right? It’s no wonder that proper software design often gets a bad rap—it’s seen as extra work, stealing precious time from our already tight deadlines.
But here’s the thing: software design doesn’t have to be a time-sucking monster. Today, I’m going to cover techniques that result in taking slightly different decisions while writing code that don’t take extra time but make you work way more efficiently. I’ve used these techniques for several years now, and they’ve turned projects that would normally take me many months into something I can complete in mere weeks.
Ready to level up your software design game? Let’s dive in!
About Arjan Egges
I’m Arjan, a software developer, YouTuber, and educator passionate about building beautiful, efficient, and reliable software. I’ve been passionate about programming and computer science since I was a kid. With a background in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Graphics, I taught the subject for almost 20 years before co-founding a software company and gaining hands-on experience in scalable design and architecture. Through my videos on the ArjanCodes YouTube channel and my online programs, I’ve helped thousands of developers improve their skills and guided businesses in optimizing their development processes.