on November 3, 2013
on September 14, 2013
on June 13, 2013
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
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.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
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.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
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