Software development is so much about doing, the challenge with such a massive industry is trying to figure the best way to go about "doing" whether it be writing some code, implementing some new infrastructure, whether to use this design pattern or that design pattern - it can be overwhelming to say the least.
As a developer I find myself in this position daily, why is the code doing this? What problem does this technology actually solve?
Is there a simple way to do this?
Hence, the reference to 42. According to "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" 42 is the universal answer to everything, the point being answers do exist.
What we then discover in this constant search for answers is that not only do we actually find them, we sometimes find many of them...too many of them.
As with any answer they often lead to more questions, and answers only have value if you take the time to know what they mean and which is why I keep asking ..."What is 42 ?"