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)