The Four Elements of Simple Design

Chapter goals

The four elements of simple design

Readability is what we want, but it's the result, not the

  • represents the highest level of principles

    • not really a rigid set of rules — this is something you can print off and keep in your workstation

For the experts, the idea of Simple Design reigns supreme. It means

  • Runs all the tests
  • No duplication
  • Expresses design ideas in the system
  • Minimizes the # of elements

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