Beauty Is in Simplicity
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:
- speed of development
- and the elusive quality of beauty
Plato is telling us that the enabling factor for all of these qualities are simplicity.