Over Engineered is all about those things that bug you but you never get a chance to "solve." Today's episode is about the dreaded "status" column.
This is another topic that most developers will hit over and over. You have a model. You need to track the status. You add a status column, and then later a status timestamp "accepted_at", and then later an "accepted_by" column—and each time you cringe and wish there was a better way.
Today we discuss a better way… maybe?