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Updated by Natalia Tsymbalenko on Oct 01, 2015
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Martin Fowler Quotes on "Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture"


Premature flexibility adds complexity with no benefit

"If you add flexibility now [early in the project] and get it wrong, the complexity added for flexibility's sake may actually make it harder to evolve in the future and may delay deployment and thus delay the benefit."


Performance optimization should be measured or don't do it

"Whenever you do performance optimization, you must measure both before and after, otherwise, you may just be making you code harder to read"