on August 17, 2013
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
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.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
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