Aslam Khan: Scaling Down

Another tech talk that struck me deeply - “Scaling Down” by Aslam Khan at Beauty in Code 2020 conference. It is about architecture complexity and domain complexity.

We have a tendency to over-complicate things when that complexity is not warranted. That is a trap that s very hard to find a way out of.

One of the quotes he had in his presentation which struck me was:

A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work.

John Gall The Systems Bible

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