Published on 2015-04-14 by John Collins. Please follow me on Twitter for more:
I have two basic rules of thumb for determining if a solution is too complex:
At this stage in my career, I consider too much code to be a major bad code smell 1. I am more content with simple, elegant solutions, than overly complex ones. While it does not always hold true, I have also found that more experienced developers tend to write less code than their junior counterparts, and by being more efficient they deliver more feature throughput with less new bugs, as the more complex solutions lead to a greater likelihood of bugs.