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More Good Programming Quotes

In my previous post, The Wisdom of Programming Quotes, I called out some quotes that look good on the surface, but turn out to promote the wrong ideas about software development. I have also posted some of my favorite programming qoutes in the past. But I thought I would list a few more good ones. Continue reading

The Wisdom of Programming Quotes

I love good programming quotes. The best ones say something true about the craft of programming, usually both concisely and humorously. Recently I started following Programming Wisdom on Twitter. It’s been a source of many great quotes, but occasionally I have seen quotes that I think completely misunderstand the essence of programming. Here are three examples: Continue reading

Favorite Programming Quotes

Here are a few programming quotes I like:

“A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.”
John Gall

“Enlightened trial and error outperforms the planning of flawless intellects.”
David Kelley

“It’s OK to figure out murder mysteries, but you shouldn’t need to figure out code. You should be able to read it.”
Steve McConnell

And two quotes from the Agile Manifesto:

“Working software is the primary measure of progress.”

“Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.”