A selection of our favourite, classic programming quotes from the some of the industries biggest names.
We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil
- C. A. R. Hoare
Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen
- Edward V Berard
It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
- Hofstadter’s Law
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems
- Jamie Zawinski
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.