Quotes by Programmers

Any code of your own that you haven’t looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else. ”– Eagleson’s law

“ When someone says, “I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done,” give him a lollipop. ”– Alan Perlis

“ Copy and paste is a design error. – David Parnas

“ Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves. ”– Alan Kay

“ 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

“ Software sucks because users demand it to. ”– Nathan Myhrvold

“ Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ”– Martin Fowler

“ First, solve the problem. Then, write the code. ”– John Johnson

“ Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. ”– Brian Kernighan

“ Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. ”– Edward V Berard

“ Rules of Optimization:
Rule 1: Don’t do it.
Rule 2 (for experts only): Don’t do it yet. ”– Michael A. Jackson [My Fvt]