Keep it simple, short and stupid (KISS)
everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler - Albert Einstein
I am sitting in a design room today designing a simple requirement for a client. He wants me to enhance the transfer money from one account to another. Just that it happens that I have my best friend Yuky sitting right next to me. He is damn good in Maths and extra ordinarily knows all the calculations on his tips. I am sure if I had asked him what was the angle of sight to the light on the wall he could just tell me in a few seconds looking with 10 eyes at his 12 fingers, trust me it will be correct.
Just that I cannot ignore his brilliance and just that I admire it sometimes and posed to be inspired by it all the time, I don’t agree with it all the time!
And this is what I mention here today.KISS (Keep it simple, short and stupid)
Rule# 1. Don’t try to be a super genius.
Rule# 2. Don’t over do it!
Rule# 3. Break down your problems
Rule# 4. Common Sense has to prevail
Rule# 5. Keep your mess small, don’t litter around the park.
Most importantly keep everything short, simple and stupid.
I recently had to deliver a few minutes inspirational presentation on Test Driven Development and especially about KISS. Attached is some of the material. Feel free to explore.
Could be more simpler :-)