Programming is like kicking yourself in the face, sooner or later your nose will bleed.
– Kyle Woodbury
If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them.
– Edsger Dijkstra
Programming is like writing a book… except if you miss a single comma on page 156 the whole thing makes no damn sense.
“ Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. ”
– Edward V Berard
“ Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ”
– Martin Fowler
“ Good code is its own best documentation. As you’re about to add a comment, ask yourself, “How can I improve the code so that this comment isn’t needed?” Improve the code and then document it to make it even clearer. ”
– Steve McConnell
“ Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file. ”
– Louis Srygley“In My Egotistical Opinion, most people’s C programs should be indented six feet downward and covered with dirt.”– Blair P. Houghton.
The essence of XML is this: the problem it solves is not hard, and it does not solve the problem well.
– Phil Wadler, POPL 2003“Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.”– Donald E. Knuth.