A small matter of programming

Programming is easy, it’s figuring out what it needs to do that’s hard.

Understanding the requirements, the working life of the people who are going to use it, and the simplest design we can come up with that makes their work easier and more fun.

I’ve spent the past 2 months on my current project with the LOC count hovering just around 10K – in the past week, it’s actually gone down by about a thousand.

Most of my time has been spent tweaking the user interface, trying something, then trying something else, until we couldn’t think of ways to make it simpler.

It’s an enjoyable process.

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