3 Laws For Software Developers

I now propose these three laws for any useful Software Developer –

  1. A Developer may not, through action or inaction, let the user do more work than necessary
  2. The developer may not, let the computer do more work than necessary, as long as it does not conflict with the First Law
  3. A developer may not do more work than necessary, as long as such it does not conflict with the First and the Second Laws.

Note: 2nd and 3rd Laws might interchange in priority depending on scale.

Bonus Law: You will make the world a better place. Break all 3 laws if you have to, to do this.

Inspired from Asimov’s 3 laws of robotics.

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