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The laws of simplicity

I’m reading this book and I find it very inspirational.

The Ten Laws

  1. REDUCE – The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
  2. ORGANIZE – Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
  3. TIME – Savings in time feel like simplicity.
  4. LEARN – Knowledge makes everything simpler.
  5. DIFFERENCES – Simplicity and complexity need each other.
  6. CONTEXT – What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.
  7. EMOTION – More emotions are better than less.
  8. TRUST – In simplicity we trust.
  9. FAILURE – Some things can never be made simple.
  10. THE ONE – Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 The laws of simplicity / John Maeda



Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA


Three SQL Server MVPs provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than “papering over the cracks”.

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Source: Red Gate book store – Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA.