Programming thoughts

by Nirmala 2008-11-20 14:50:08


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 Code Complete
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.
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:

Search for the Guilty
Punishment of the Innocent
Praise for non-participants

Last but not least ! ....

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.

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