on August 17, 2013
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
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.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
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