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There is no "perfect" system

There is no single design for any system that works perfectly. There are always trade-offs. Two different people can come up with different designs, with both being excellent given different assumptions.

Your goal is to:

  1. Understand the use case
  2. Scope the problem you are solving
  3. Make reasonable assumptions
  4. Create a solid design based on those assumptions
  5. Be open about the trade-offs you made and the weaknesses of your design

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