Tech Twitter™ is bickering again and, as ever, Andy's take is the best take: use what works, understand that criticism is not an attack, and realise that what works for you may not work for others.
(Also, best practices are real but are not globally applicable)
(Also also, I need to do better to remember this article and just immediately return to it each time Tech Twitter™ has an opinion)
On best practices:
With this context in mind: when someone says “best practices don’t work”, or similar—without a caveat of “in our particular situation”—then remember: this is likely a statement of naivety and I would strongly recommend dismissing it.
The caveat that should factor into your decisions and arguments/discussion on anything:
Remember, that’s my preference.