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- The talk is cheap. Show me the code. ~ Linus Torvalds (Linus is the same person to built Linux).
- Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. ~ Harold Abelson (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs)
- Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. ~ John Woods
- First, solve the problem. Then, write the code. ~ John Johnson
- Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code. ~ Dan Salomon
- Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. ~ Rick Cook (The Wizardry Compiled)
- Well, Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is you *play* with them. They are so wonderful. You have these switches – if it’s an even number you do this if it’s an odd number you do that – and pretty soon you can do more and more elaborate things if you are clever enough, on one machine. ~ Richard P. Feynman (Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character)
- Ruby is rubbish! PHP is phpantastic! ~ Nikita Popov
- The code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it’s bad. ~ Cory House
- Fix the cause, not the symptom. ~ Steve Maguire
- Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treatment. ~ Kent Beck
- The best programs are written so that computing machines can perform them quickly and so that human beings can understand them clearly. A programmer is ideally an essayist who works with traditional aesthetic and literary forms as well as mathematical concepts, to communicate the way that an algorithm works and to convince a reader that the results will be correct. ~ Donald E. Knuth (Selected Papers on Computer Science)
- Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable. ~ Ralph Johnson
- When to use iterative development? You should use iterative development only on projects that you want to succeed. ~ Martin Fowler
- Make it work, make it right, make it fast.” – Kent Beck
- I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits. ~ Kent Beck
- Truth can only be found in one place: the code. ~ Robert C. Martin (Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship)