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Issue 10.4 ('Extreme Programming')
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Software Made Real

Thoughts on software development, technology, and Real Studio.

Issue: 10.4 (May/June 2012)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is the Real Software Developer Evangelist. He has developed software professionally for almost 20 years and has used Real Studio for over 10 years.
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Welcome to my new column "Software Made Real." In this column, I will talk about software development, Real Studio, and other technology topics of interest to me.

For my first column, I want to talk about a subject near and dear to my heart: simplicity and software.

What is Simple?

Depending on the context, simple can mean a lot of things. When it comes to software, I think it means one thing: be focused.

Before you jump right into creating software, know what it needs to do. And understand what it should not do.

Learn from your customers. Do what they need and not what they think they need, because these are often two very different things. Remember, your customers don't understand software; you do.

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