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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
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.
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 central enemy of reliability is complexity.
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.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
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