My team is starting detailed design and implementation work over the next week or so and I know of few of them read this blog ;-) 

So I thought it would be worth reminding everyone of an adage of good software design that Rico coined a while ago...


The Pit of Success: in stark contrast to a summit, a peak, or a journey across a desert to find victory through many trials and surprises, we want our customers to simply fall into winning practices by using our platform and frameworks.  To the extent that we make it easy to get into trouble we fail.
- Rico Mariani


Oh -- and one more as we consider the amount of dev and test time our product cycle offers...


The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means.
Napoleon Bonaparte



Any more quotes you'd suggest our team poder before we start?