Programming Quotes

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

Steve McConnell

 

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilisation.

Gerald Weinberg

 

Programming can be fun, so can cryptography; however they should not be combined.

Kreitzberg and Shneiderman

 

Testing by itself does not improve software quality. Test results are an indicator of quality, but in and of themselves, they don’t improve it. Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like trying to lose weight by weighing yourself more often. What you eat before you step onto the scale determines how much you will weigh, and the software development techniques you use determine how many errors testing will find. If you want to lose weight, don’t buy a new scale; change your diet. If you want to improve your software, don’t test more; develop better.

Steve McConnell

 

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

Stewart Brand

 

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

Flannery O’Connor

 

You’re bound to be unhappy if you optimize everything.

Donald Knuth

 

An organisation that treats its programmers as morons will soon have programmers that are willing and able to act like morons only.

Bjarne Stroustrup

 

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

Bill Gates

 

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.

Tom Cargill

 

The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build.

Bjarne Stroustrup

 

If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong.

attributed to Norm Schryer

 

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability

Edsger W.Dijkstra

 

Copy and paste is a design error

David Parnas

 

Ref: http://www.eskimo.com/~hottub/software/programming_quotes.html

 

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