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Max is a Senior Software Engineer at Google and former Chief Architect of the Bugzilla Project. He has been fixing computers since he was eight years old and writing software since he was fourteen. He is the author of http://www.codesimplicity.com/ and http://www.fedorafaq.org/, and is currently living in Northern California.


Here’s an obvious statement that has some subtle consequences:



Only an individual programmer can resolve code complexity.


That is, resolving code complexity requires the attention of an individual person on that code. They can certainly use appropriate tools to make the task easier, but ultimately it’s the application of human intelligence, attention, and work that simplifies code.


So what? Wh...

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“Some of the best programming is done on paper, really. Putting it into the computer is just a minor detail.”
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“The purpose of software is to help people.”
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“The chance of introducing a defect into your program is proportional to the size of the changes you make to it.”
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