Luke Lee

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Two ways to design software

Something any experienced programmer can agree with:

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.

The above quote was new to me and was perfectly quoted in this interesting article on elegant code.

The article is a short read, but insightful and opinionated. I'd have to say I agree with it mostly and definitely thought provoking.

Granted, there are more advanced "best practice" standards that one might mention, but the point stands - "best practices" is not a good excuse for exceeding your development timeline. And taking it a step further, a veteran programmer should know when and, most importantly, how to cut corners, if needed, to meet the deadline.

Published: 02-12-2014 16:30:00