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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Software quote: "Complexity kills."

"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."

- Ray Ozzie

And of course, my favorite:

"Simplex sigillum veri (simplicity is the seal of truth)"

- George Polya


  • "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
    -R Buckminster Fuller

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 6/02/2007 8:05 p.m.  

  • Complexity is very subjective. What's complex to one is simple to another. The most important thing in software development is to create a useful product that can be sold successfully. The best solution is not necessarily the simplest one, but it's the one which works best for the business model it's developed in.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/04/2007 9:57 p.m.  

  • Interesting point!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 6/04/2007 10:43 p.m.  

  • "Simple doesn't mean easy."
    - Scott Berkun

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 6/05/2007 11:44 p.m.  

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