on August 17, 2013
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity.
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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