Browsing the Great Programming Quotes question over on StackOverflow, I found a really thought provoking quote:

Make it Correct.

Make it Clear.

Make it Concise.

Make it Fast.

In that order.

(Attributed to Wes Dyer)

While there’s a lot that could be written about this, I’ve just one observation …

All too often, it seems our customers would rank things differently …

Make it Fast.

Make it Clear.

Make it Concise.

Make it Correct.

In that order.

Sigh.

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