EppsNet Archive: Bjarne Stroustrup

Software Tips from Bjarne Stroustrup


Here are 38 tips from the designer of the C++ programming language. These in particular jumped out at me: [5] Don’t try technological fixes for sociological problems [8] Design processes to encourage feedback [9] Don’t confuse activity for progress [10] Don’t generalize beyond what is needed, what you have direct experience with, and what can be tested [19] Use existing systems as models, as inspiration, and as starting points [22] Design for change, focusing on flexibility, extensibility, portability, and reuse [27] Keep it small. Don’t add features “just in case” [29] Repeatedly review and refine both the design and the implementation [31] Experiment, analyse, and test as early as possible and as often as possible Read more →

A Wish Come True


I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone. — Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++ Read more →