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Inspirational Quotes

Written by: Dan C, on 2013-02-08

Inspiring programmer’s quotes

“ Java is to JavaScript what Car is to Carpet. ”

“ It’s hard enough to find an error in your code when you’re looking for it; it’s harder when you assume your code is error-free. ”

“ Walking on water as well as developing software from specifications are easy, if both are frozen. ”

“ Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as good as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. ”

“ It’s not at all important to get it right the first time. It’s vitally important to get it right the last time. ”

“ Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. ”

“ Any fool can write code for a computer to understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ”

“ First, solve all the problems. Then, write the code. ”

“ There is not now, nor has ever been, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code. ”

“ The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time. ”

“ Programming can be fun, as well as cryptography can be fun; however those two should not be combined. ”

“ Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file. ”

“ When someone says, “I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done,” give him a lollipop! ”

“ Computers are very good at following instructions, but not at reading minds. ”

“ Any code of your own that you haven’t looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.

“ If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along wound destroy civilization.”

“ Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.“

“ Java MIGHT be a good example of what a programming language should be like. But Java applications are good examples of what applications SHOULDN’T be like.”

“ Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code.”

“ Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”

“ The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.”

“ There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.”

“ The code is 100% complete, it just doesn’t work yet.”

“ The three C’s of software engineering are Communication, Communication and Communication. Projects hardly ever fail due to technical problems.”

“ What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months.”

“ I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they pass by.”