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Good Programming Quotes

Jawad Saleem-2
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

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.

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 Code Complete

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the
first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
-Gerald Weinberg

The Six Phases of a Project:
Enthusiasm
Disillusionment
Panic
Search for the Guilty
Punishment of the Innocent
Praise for non-participants

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 Code Complete
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure and the
intelligent are full of doubt.
--Bertrand Russell

No matter how slick (efficient) the demo is in rehearsal,
when you do it in front of a live audience
the probability of a flawless presentation
is inversely proportional to the number of people watching,
raised to the power of the amount of money involved.

One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that,
lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of
their C programs.
--Robert Firth

Fifty years of programming language research and we end up with C++?
--Richard A. O'Keefe

C programmers never die. They are just cast into void.

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)


(Thoughtful Ones...)

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.
--Anon



     

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Re: Good Programming Quotes

Littlefield, Tyler
why are you posting this here.


Thanks,
Tyler Littlefield
http://tysdomain.com

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jawad Saleem
  To: pu_pucit yahoogroups.com ; c
  Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 11:26 PM
  Subject: [c-prog] Good Programming 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

  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.

  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 Code Complete

  If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the
  first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
  -Gerald Weinberg

  The Six Phases of a Project:
  Enthusiasm
  Disillusionment
  Panic
  Search for the Guilty
  Punishment of the Innocent
  Praise for non-participants

  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 Code Complete
  The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure and the
  intelligent are full of doubt.
  --Bertrand Russell

  No matter how slick (efficient) the demo is in rehearsal,
  when you do it in front of a live audience
  the probability of a flawless presentation
  is inversely proportional to the number of people watching,
  raised to the power of the amount of money involved.

  One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that,
  lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of
  their C programs.
  --Robert Firth

  Fifty years of programming language research and we end up with C++?
  --Richard A. O'Keefe

  C programmers never die. They are just cast into void.

  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)

  (Thoughtful Ones...)

  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.
  --Anon

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Re: Good Programming Quotes

John Matthews
--- In [hidden email], "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@...> wrote:
>
> why are you posting this here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_work_and_no_play_makes_Jack_a_dull_boy :-)

Loads more here:
http://www.eskimo.com/~hottub/software/programming_quotes.html