The Six Laws of the New Software

Dror Eyal defines six interesting laws to have in mind when creating new software. Summarizing, they are the following ones:

  • Single idea (create software that fulfills a specific need, be able to explain what software does in a single sentence)
  • Collaborate (don’t create software that do everything, interoperate with other software complementing yours)
  • Disappear (reduce and simplify the user interface)
  • Simplify (reduce the learning curve of the technology)
  • Release (publish prototypes, think in iterative releases and let the user base grow)
  • Comply (follow standards)

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