Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Coders Quotes

UNIX is simple. But It just needs a genius to understand its simplicity.

-Dennis Ritchie



Before software can be reusable, it first has to be usable.

—Ralph Johnson



Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

-Fred Brooks



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






The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure,

and the intelligent are full of doubt.

-Bertrand Russell






If debugging is the process of removing bugs,

Then programming must be the process of putting them in..

-Edsger Dijkstra






You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic;

You cannot have both at the same time.

Bertrand Meyer






There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third works.

-Alan J. Perlis






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






Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs.

The Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots.

So far the Universe is winning.

-Anonymous






Theory is when you know something, but it doesn't work.

Practice is when something works, but you don't know why it works.

Programmers combine Theory and Practice:

Nothing works and they don't know why.






The Six Phases of a Project:

·       Enthusiasm

·       Disillusionment

·       Panic
·       Search for the Guilty

·       Punishment of the Innocent

·       Praise for non-participants

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