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#quotes #software architecture #show me the tables #old reference is old

Fred Brooks was right

Show me your flowcharts and conceal your tables, and I shall continue to be mystified. Show me your tables, and I won’t usually need your flowcharts; they’ll be obvious.

That line’s been in my head since yesterday for boring work reasons. The important part is thank goodness for SQL files. The ones I can understand, anyways.