Quotes on programmers

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 by Anuj Mehta

A good programmer is someone who always looks both ways before crossing a one-way street. ~Doug Linder

If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. ~Author Unknown

Everyone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you are as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it? ~Brian Kernighan

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. ~Martin Golding

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ~Martin Fowler

Beta. Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it’s released. Beta is Latin for “still doesn’t work.” ~Author Unknown

Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming. ~Brian Kernighan

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?” ~Steve McConnell

Programming is similar to a game of golf. The point is not getting the ball in the hole but how many strokes it takes. ~Harlan Mills

When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code. ~Richard Pattis

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