on August 17, 2013
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The central enemy of reliability is 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.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
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