Relationships Between Component Design Principles

Component Design is one of the concepts on my software developer’s reading list. There are a lot of component design principles (heuristics), so to help me keep them straight, I’ve organized them into this (imperfect) mental model for how they relate to each other:

If I had to summarize component design into one sentence, I might say something like: Manage complexity by using interfaces (information hiding and abstraction) to decouple the components in your system.

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