Every programmer benefits from understanding programming principles and patterns. This overview is a reference for myself, and I've just put it here. Maybe it is of help to you during design, discussion, or review. Please note that it's far from complete, and that you often need to make trade-offs between conflicting principles. The list was inspired by The Principles of Good Programming. I felt that the list closely, but not completely matches what I would personally put into something similar. Additionally, I wanted a bit more reasoning, details, and links to further resources. Let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions for improvement.