Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Good Quip on Simplicity

I’m working my way through Practices of an Agile Developer and am loving it for any number of reasons, but this blurb really jumped out at me:
“Simplicity, in coding or writing, is like a chef’s fine reduction sauce.  You start with a lot of wine, stock, and spices, and youcarefully boil it down to a super-concentrated essence.  That’s what good code should taste like—not a large watery mess but a rich, fine sauce.”

OK, so I’m a food nut and this hit my stomach, but it also hit home in the head.  Sensible thoughts out of a great book.  I’ll post up a review on it when I’m finished.

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