Thursday, August 30, 2007

"We try to solve the problem by rushing through the design process so that enough time is left at the end of the project to uncover the errors that were made because we rushed through the design process." --Glenford J. Myers

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"Computers allow you to make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history with the possible exception of handguns and tequila." --Mitch Ratcliffe

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"Less than 10% of the code has to do with the ostensible purpose of the system; the rest deals with input-output, data validation, data structure maintenance, and other housekeeping." --Mary Shaw

Monday, August 27, 2007

"From a programmer's point of view, the user is a peripheral that types when you issue a read request."  -P. Williams

Friday, August 24, 2007

"Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute." --Abelson & Sussman

Thursday, August 23, 2007

"Caching hides many sins". -Steven Smith

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"The perfect project plan is possible if one first documents a list of all the unknowns." --Bill Langley

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"Rules of Optimization: Rule 1: Don't do it. Rule 2 (for experts only): Don't do it yet." --M.A. Jackson

Monday, August 20, 2007

"More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity." --W.A. Wulf

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"You must have the wrong version." --Unknown

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"There must be something wrong with your data" --Unknown

Monday, August 13, 2007

"If your project doesn't work, look for the part that you didn't think was important." --Arthur Bloch

Friday, August 10, 2007

"That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers." --Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Thursday, August 09, 2007

"Ninety percent of everything is crud." --Sturgeon's Revelation

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

"There are 10 kinds of people in this world....Those who understand binary and those who don't." --Unknown

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

"Unreproducible bugs are the biggest pests." --Elijah Manor

Monday, August 06, 2007

"Software programs are like humans. The difference is that when program stops responding you can always kill it with no regrets."  -Rustam M. Bunyadov

Friday, August 03, 2007

"A task always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law." --Hofstadter's Law

Thursday, August 02, 2007

"Any piece of software reflects the organizational structure that produced it." --Conway's Law

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

YSlow Firebug Plugin

Yahoo has released a great tool, YSlow, that integrates into Firebug and analyzes web pages to determine possible performance issues.

For more information about this great new web development tool check out its features and screenshots.
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." --Wirth's Law