New Year, New Apps

Once again, I've been trying out new apps for the new year. But what is a good metric for a good app? I think i've found one. It is very similar to what Niklaus Wirth a titan of programming languages, programming methodology, software engineering and hardware design said about compiler optimizations. Not a direct quote but something along the lines of:

Only add an optimization passes if they improve the compiler's self-compilation time.

A single, self-contained metric that captures the muti-variate optimization between the execution speed and complexity of the code added. Elegant.

I think the same can be said about apps. Only add an app if it saves you (screen) time.

Last updated: January 16, 2024