on November 3, 2013
on September 14, 2013
on June 13, 2013
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
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.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
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