It feels like a law of nature that features are added to software at a pace much faster than they are removed. It seems like our nice simple software always eventually evolves into a slobbering complex monster, incomprehensible for its users and unmaintainable by its developers. Is this an unavoidable phenomenon? If so, how can we adapt to that, as software creators?

Mattias Petter Johansson

MPJ runs Fun Fun Function, a YouTube channel about programming. Prior to that, he has worked as a developer for 13 years, for companies such as Spotify, Absolute Vodka and Blackberry. His record for solving the Rubik's Cube is 88 seconds but he has never been able to do a single correct time estimation in his life.