on November 3, 2013
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 — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
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.
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 prerequisite for reliability.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
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