Great Quotes about Programming

Computer science is one the most active fields where new knowledge, new technologies, and new theories continually appear. Programming is an area where creative people can display their tech talent using computer science. Software and web developers are well-known for their creative, critical, and imaginative thinking.

You can check our blog post with some top quotes about programming that confirm all the statements mentioned above.


“Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.”

Mosher’s Law of Software Engineering

“A C program is like a fast dance on a newly waxed dance floor by people carrying razors.”

Waldi Ravens

“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.”

Rick Cook

“For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, could be so useless. And then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match.”

Bill Bryson

“Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.”

Edward V Berard

“Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.”

Eric S. Raymond

“Fine, Java MIGHT be a good example of what a programming language should be like. But Java applications are good examples of what applications SHOULDN’T be like.”

pixadel

“In the one and only true way. The object-oriented version of ‘Spaghetti code’ is, of course, ‘Lasagna code’. (Too many layers).”

Roberto Waltman

“When someone says: ‘I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done’, give him a lollipop.”

Alan J. Perlis

“Good design adds value faster than it adds cost.”

Thomas C. Gale

“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.”

Linus Torvalds

“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they’re not.”

Yoggi Berra

“You can’t have great software without a great team, and most software teams behave like dysfunctional families.”

Jim McCarthy

“Programming is like kicking yourself in the face, sooner or later your nose will bleed.”

Kyle Woodbury

“I invented the term ‘Object-Oriented’, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.”

Alan Kay

“Learning to program has no more to do with designing interactive software than learning to touch type has to do with writing poetry”

Ted Nelson

“If McDonalds were run like a software company, one out of every hundred Big Macs would give you food poisoning, and the response would be, ‘We’re sorry, here’s a coupon for two more.’ “

Mark Minasi

“Computer system analysis is like child-rearing; you can do grievous damage, but you cannot ensure success.”

Tom DeMarco

“Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday’s code.”

-Christopher Thompson

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”

Bill Gates

“First learn computer science and all the theory. Next develop a programming style. Then forget all that and just hack.”

George Carrette

“The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.”

Seymour Cray

“Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.”

Linus Torvalds

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”

Martin Golding

“There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.”

C.A.R. Hoare

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