Simplicity in Programming

Someone recently suggested that ‘simplicity’ was a highly desirable quality of an application that she was developing. I have mixed feelings on the matter.

On Art:

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

— Antoine de Saint-Exuper

On Design:

Simplicity is Highly Overrated.

–Donald Norman

On Science:

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

–Albert Einstein

On Programming:

Keep programs simple. But not too simple.

–Kramii (All Wrong)

Actually, I think Einstein’s was better.


2 Responses to Simplicity in Programming

  1. deltawing says:

    Keep programs simple, but not too simple, or the K.I.S.S principle. A good quote 😀

  2. kramii says:



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