Friday, February 18, 2011

On the road again

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Thanks Amanda F
Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.
      — Harry Truman

"The girl with a future avoids a man with a past." -

Evan Esar

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Classic Programming Quotes

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.