Programming QuotesSat, 8 Oct 2011
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
— Bill Gates
The object-oriented model makes it easy to build up programs by accretion. What this often means, in practice, is that it provides a structured way to write spaghetti code.
— Paul Graham
Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
— Alan Kay
Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges and it causes end-user and administrator frustration.
— Ray Ozzie
Good code is short, simple, and symmetrical - the challenge is figuring out how to get there.
— Sean Parent
One of the big lessons of a big project is you don't want people that aren't really programmers programming, you'll suffer for it!
— John Carmack
An organisation that treats its programmers as morons will soon have programmers that are willing and able to act like morons only.
— Bjarne Stroustrup
In programming the hard part isn't solving problems, but deciding what problems to solve.
— Paul Graham
The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it.
— Dr. Pamela Zave
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
— Larry Bossidy
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
— Chris Sacca
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
— Leonardo da Vinci
Debugging time increases as a square of the program's size.
— Chris Wenham
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
— P. J. Plauger, Computer Language, March 1983
What I cannot build, I do not understand.
— Richard Feynman