on September 14, 2013
on July 31, 2013
on July 25, 2013
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical – the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
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.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
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.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
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.
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