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Who do you want to KISS? - About simplicity in coding
What does KISS really mean? How do you write KISS code like required by TDD for phase two when going from red to green? To answer that we need to know what simplicity is. Wikipedia says “Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple. Something which is easy to understand or explain seems simple, in contrast to something complicated.” Well, that helps, doesn’t it? No, I don’t think so. Because it begs the question: What is easy to understand? I was wandering in the dark for a long time myself. ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:28 PM | Comments (3) | Filed Under [ Software design ]

There is no such thing as technical debt
Ward Cunningham coined the “technical debt” metaphor. It sounds plausible, it might resonate with management. But it’s far from reality. Let’s think about financial debt for a moment. How do you get indebted? With a financial debt it’s crystal clear when you get into it. You go to a bank and ask for money. That’s a very clear cut moment in your life. The amount of money you owe somebody is crystal clear to you and the creditor. How much you pay for a credit is crystal clear to you and the creditor. ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:35 AM | Comments (43) | Filed Under [ Thinking outside of the box ]

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