Create and run an empty activity project in Android Studio and I get a 38 MB folder with 1,175 files. We've just given up on elegance.
I hated school as a kid, but at 46, a disciplined study of multiple subjects with a mandatory exercise period sounds... kind of nice.
For the record, I am coding right now, just like I was last week.I expect the FB deal will avoid several embarrassing scaling crisis for VR.
You can prematurely optimize maintainability, flexibility, security, and robustness just like you can performance.
If the $35 smartphones for the developing world were programmed like old game consoles, they could have 60 fps, super responsive interfaces.