Zitat – die beiden Wege zum Softwaredesign

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I conclude that there are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

Sir Charles Antony Richard (C. A. R.) Hoare

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Schlaues zur Softwarequalität

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Testing by itself does not improve software quality. Test results are an indicator of quality, but in and of themselves, they don’t improve it. Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like trying to lose weight by weighing yourself more often. What you eat before you step onto the scale determines how much you will weigh, and the software development techniques you use determine how many errors testing will find. If you want to lose weight, don’t buy a new scale; change your diet. If you want to improve your software, don’t test more; develop better.

auch wieder von Steve McConell aus Code Complete

Clean Code Zitat

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Good code is its own best documentation. As you’re about to add a comment, ask yourself, ‚How can I improve the code so that this comment isn’t needed?‘ Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer.

Steve McConell

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Spruch zum Wochenanfang – Entwurf komplexer Systeme

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A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple System.

von John Gall