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Programming quotes #3

  1. Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind. — Donald Knuth
  2. … the designer of a new system must not only be the implementor and the first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual. … If I had not participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important. — Donald Knuth
  3. Any inaccuracies in this index may be explained by the fact that it has been sorted with the help of a computer. — Donald Knuth Sorting and Searching
  4. TeX has found at least one bug in every Pascal compiler it’s been run on, I think, and at least two in every C compiler. — Donald Knuth
  5. The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music. — Donald Knuth

programming quotes #2

  1. Testing by itself does not improve software quality. Test results are an indicator of quality, but in and of themselves, they don’t improve it. Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like trying to lose weight by weighing yourself more often. What you eat before you step onto the scale determines how much you will weigh, and the software development techniques you use determine how many errors testing will find. If you want to lose weight, don’t buy a new scale; change your diet. If you want to improve your software, don’t test more; develop better. –Steve McConnell Code Complete
  2. Once a new technology starts rolling, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road. — Stewart Brand
  3. The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. — Flannery O’Connor
  4. Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do. — Donald Knuth
  5. Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. — Donald Knuth

programming quotes

  1. If you lie to the compiler, it will get its revenge. — Henry Spencer
  2. Trying to outsmart a compiler defeats much of the purpose of using one. — Kernighan & Plauger, The Elements of Programming Style.
  3. 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
  4. If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilisation. — Gerald Weinberg
  5. Programming can be fun, so can cryptography; however they should not be combined. — Kreitzberg and Shneiderman

Geekiški pasakymai

keli geri geekiški posakiai:

  1. There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.
  2. If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
  3. Microsoft: „You’ve got questions. We’ve got dancing paperclips.“
  4. My pokemon bring all the nerds to the yard, and they’re like you wanna trade cards? Darn right, I wanna trade cards, I’ll trade this but not my charizard.
  5. 1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d t0 g37 a l1f3 – tee shirt
  6. I’m not anti-social; I’m just not user friendly – T-Shirt
  7. Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. – Unknown
  8. A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. – Unknown
  9. I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code  Unknown
  10. My software never has bugs. It just develops random features. – Unknown


Steve Jobs posakiai

Steve Jobs pasakymai:

  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
  • “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
  • “You know, we don’t grow most of the food we eat. We wear clothes other people make. We speak a language that other people developed. We use a mathematics that other people evolved… I mean, we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful, ecstatic feeling to create something that puts it back in the pool of human experience and knowledge.”
  • “There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.”
  • “We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.”
  • “I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.”
  • “I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.”
  • “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”