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How do we convince people that in programming simplicity and clarity – in short: what mathematicians call elegance – are not a dispensable luxury, but a crucial matter that decides between success and failure?

-- Edsger W. Dijkstra

Modern software development is beyond broken. Complexity worshipping and popular practices of cargo cult programming and resume-driven development are just making matters worse.

OneThingWell.dev is a custom combination of a software development wiki and a blog with a strong focus on simplicity and clarity. There are no ads, no analytics/tracking scripts, and everything is designed from the ground up to be fast, clean, and privacy-friendly.


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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.

-- John Gall


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