Wednesday, May 30, 2007

"Real Programmers always confuse Christmas and Halloween because Oct31 == Dec25." --Andrew Rutherford

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." --H L Mencken

Friday, May 25, 2007

"My software never has bugs. It just develops random features." --Any Developer

Thursday, May 24, 2007

"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 W. Kernighan

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

"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

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

standards, n.: The principles we use to reject other people's code.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

6 Phases of a Project

"The Six Phases of a Project: 1. Enthusiasm 2. Disillusionment 3. Panic 4. Search for the Guilty 5. Punishment of the Innocent 6. Praise for non-participants." --Unknown

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

"I haven't touched that module in weeks!" --Any Developer

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Error Free Code

"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

Monday, May 14, 2007

"If you lie to the compiler, it will get its revenge." --Henry Spencer

Friday, May 11, 2007

"There is not now, and never will be, a language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad programs." --Flon's Law

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"640 K ought to be enough for anybody." --Bill Gates, 1981

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"You start coding. I'll go find out what they want." --Computer analyst to programmer

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"Copy and paste is a design error." --David Parnas

Monday, May 07, 2007

"It works on my machine." --Any Developer

Friday, May 04, 2007

"Computer programmers never die... they just byte the dust." --Unknown

Thursday, May 03, 2007

"Hey! It compiles! Ship it!" --Unknown

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Beta is Latin for "still doesn't work." --Unknown

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

"Real programmers don't document. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand." --Unknown