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An incomplete list of my mantras (in the sense of guiding principles not mystical formula).

  • Be curious, not judgmental.
  • Don’t repeat yourself (DRY)
  • Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
  • Keep it simple, stupid (KISS)
  • Make it work, make it right, make it fast.
  • No broken windows. (source: The Pragmatic Programmer)
  • Premature optimization is the root of all evil (source: Donald E. Knuth)
  • You aren’t gonna need it (YAGNI)