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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.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
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.
The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
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