on November 3, 2013
on June 13, 2013
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.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
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.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
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.
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