I’m Tracy Snell. I write code, cook, fish, hunt and hang out with my wife, kids, and dogs.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges and it causes end-user and administrator frustration.
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