on November 3, 2013
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
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.
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 — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
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