Friday, 29 December 2006

Make it simple !

Contrary to appearances, the simplicity is difficult to obtain. When we develop systems, we tend to complexifier with excess. Then, the cost of the complexity of a system is directly tangible: difficulties to enter the code for every newcomer, painful sessions of debugage, bigger slowness for modification, etc.

Of course, pair programming and refactoring sessions can help us to aim towards this indispensable simplicity: It still have to be part of our objectives!

This is why I recommend you the post of Brad Abrams: "New Job Title: Senior Simplicity Engineer", and also the classical but always so relevant "The Parable of the Two Programmers".

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