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The Lost Art of Simplicity

A talk by joshholmes at Kalamazoo X

About the Talk

April 24, 2009 10:00 PM

Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo, MI

Simplicity is a lost art in the application development space. The Wikipedia definition of Simplicity is “Simplicity is the property, condition, or quality of being simple or un-combined. It often denotes beauty, purity or clarity. Simple things are usually easier to explain and understand than complicated ones. Simplicity can mean freedom from hardship, effort or confusion.” This is a beautiful statement that we often lose sight of when we are building our applications. Instead we are on a never ending quest to fill out a checklist of features or to build something clever forgetting about the actual needs of our users to get a specific task done. This session takes complexity to task and challenges you to bring simplicity to the center of your development with some straightforward ideas and guidance.

I gave this talk on consecutive weekends at Central Ohio Day of .NET and KalamazooX.

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