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The purpose of this wiki is to collect software development principles. Just like common solution schemes to recurring problems are documented using patterns, common assessment rules telling good solutions from bad ones, can be described using principles. So principles are another form of experience reuse. There are dozens and maybe hundreds of such principles, some of which are described, examined, discussed, and interconnected in this wiki.
The following pages describe the idea in more detail:
Some terms shall be used consistently throughout the wiki. The glossary lists and defines them: