UNIX is simple. But It just needs a genius to understand its simplicity.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Theory is when you know something, but it doesn't work. Practice is when something works, but you don't know why it works. Programmers combine theory and practice: Nothing works and they don't know why.
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.
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization. -Gerald Weinberg
The Six Phases of a Project: Enthusiasm
Search for the Guilty
Punishment of the Innocent
Praise for non-participants
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
No matter how slick (efficient) the demo is in rehearsal, when you do it in front of a live audience the probability of a flawless presentation is inversely proportional to the number of people watching, raised to the power of the amount of money involved.
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third works. --Alan J. Perlis
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Before software can be reusable, it first has to be usable. --Ralph Johnson
The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of...