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Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
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.
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.
Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.
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