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Test-Driven Java Development - Second Edition by Viktor Farcic, Alex Garcia

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Occam's razor

Although Occam's razor is a philosophical principle, not a software engineering one, it is still applicable to what we do. It is very similar to the previous principle, with the main statement being as follows:

"When you have two competing solutions to the same problem, the simpler one is the better."
– William of Ockham

For more information on Occam's razor, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor.

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