Friday, November 30, 2007

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"How does a project get to be a year late? One day at a time." --Frederick P. Brooks

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Be mock'd and wonder'd at." --William Shakespeare

Monday, November 26, 2007

"Successful software always gets changed." --Frederick P. Brooks

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"To err is human, but to really screw things up requires a computer." --Unknown

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"I used to think real men subclassed everything. That was until I learned the power of extension at runtime, rather than at compile time. Now look at me!" --Head First Design Patterns: The Decorator Pattern

Monday, November 19, 2007

"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -R Buckminster Fuller

Friday, November 16, 2007

"Alzheimer's Law of Programming: Looking at code you wrote more than two weeks ago is like looking at code you are seeing for the first time." -Via Dan Hurvitz

Thursday, November 15, 2007

"Trying to get into the details seems to be a religious issue -- nearly everybody is convinced that every style but their own is ugly and unreadable.  Leave out the "but their own" and they're probably right…" --Jerry Coffin

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Just because the standard provides a cliff in front of you, you are not necessarily required to jump off it." --Norman Diamond

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris." --Larry Wall

Monday, November 12, 2007

"When someone says, 'I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done,' give him a lollipop." --Alan Perlis

Friday, November 09, 2007

"Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one." --Kernighan & Plauger

Thursday, November 08, 2007

"Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind." --Donald Knuth

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

"Good programmers use their brains, but good guidelines save us having to think out every case." --Francis Glassborow

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

"It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to Basic; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration." --Edsger Dijkstra

Monday, November 05, 2007

"If cars evolved at the same rate as computers, they'd cost a quarter, run for a year on a half-gallon of gas, and crash once a day, killing everyone inside." --Unknown

Friday, November 02, 2007

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." --Albert Einstein

Thursday, November 01, 2007

"Of course my password is the same as my pet's name. My macaw's name was Q47pY!3, but I change it every 90 days." --Unknown