KISS “Keep It Simple Stupid”

KISS
“Keep It Simple Stupid” – that’s one of the phrases that my Dad would always say. And that’s what I’ve tried to do with Super Rolodex. It’s pretty easy to write software programs that do a lot of things, because software is not that difficult to write if you know how to code. But what I have learned is that it’s actually a challenge to keep things simple in the program because of the natural tendency to “push” it further and make it do more and more things with the idea that the more things the program can do, the better the software is. Well, that’s simply not true, because as a programmer, I have found that not only do I need to be thinking about how a user will use the software, but more specifically, how a NEW user will use the program. Because if a new user has to trip and stumble their way through the software to figure out how it works, there’re not likely going to enjoy it, and not likely to share it with friends, family, co-workers etc. So my main goal in writing Super Rolodex was to make it easy to use, especially for new users, and to resist the temptation to turn it into something complex. Super Rolodex is a success in keeping things simple.

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