Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Double Handful of Programming Quotes

"There are 10 kinds of people in this world....Those who understand binary and those who don't."


The Six Phases of a Project:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Disillusionment
  • Panic
  • Search for the Guilty
  • Punishment of the Innocent
  • Praise for non-participants


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

- Brian Kernighan


“There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.”

- Bjarne Stroustrup


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

- Martin Fowler


“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 first method is far more difficult.”

- C.A.R. Hoare


“Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.”

-  Alan Kay


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

- Bill Gates


“If you want to set off and go develop some grand new thing, you don’t need millions of dollars of capitalization. You need enough pizza and Diet Coke to stick in your refrigerator, a cheap PC to work on and the dedication to go through with it.”

- John Carmack


“Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.”

- Abelson / Sussman


“Question: How does a large software project get to be one year late? Answer: One day at a time!”

- Fred Brooks

"Once a new technology starts rolling, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road."

- Stewart Brand


Anonymous said...

Put one of your own quotes as well :)

Aziz ur Rahman

Sarim said...

Yes Sure let me know if you like anyone of mine.... ;)

Zeeshan Ahmed said...

nice quotes.

Plz also add this one in your list

"Bugs never dies"
by Zeeans


Anonymous said...

There are those who make things happen,
those who watch things happen,
and those who wonder, "What happened?"

Paul Harvey, 20th century American radio personality

Technology, Me and.... said...

I believe in the saying,

dont write comments, if it was difficult to write... it should be difficult to understand.

ppl who have less skills and understanding ask others to write comments.

Fiz Dosani said...

"I just wish my mouth had a backspace key"
Muhammad Faizan Dosani

Adnan said...

Software coding is the best source of understanding programmer’s psyche.