Beauty Is in Simplicity

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I love quotes. There is one quote that I particularly think is good for all software developers to know and keep close to their heart:

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity
- Plato

In one sentence I think this sums up the values that we as software developers should live by.

There are a number of things we strive for in our code:

  • readability
  • maintainability
  • speed of development
  • and the elusive quality of beauty

Plato is telling us that the enabling factor for all of these qualities are simplicity.

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