Programs should be written and polished until they acquire publication quality.
Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated.
During the process of stepwise refinement, a notation which is natural to the problem in hand should be used as long as possible.
Go To statement considered harmful.
It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates for solutions in some systematic manner.
The idea that one might derive satisfaction from his or her successful work, because that work is ingenious, beautiful, or just pleasing, has become ridiculed.
Reliable and transparent programs are usually not in the interest of the designer.
I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software, and the time will come when it will be recognized that it is worth investing effort in its development and in using a careful, structured approach based on safe, structured languages.
Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster.
Software development is technical activity conducted by human beings.
The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree, each node representing a point of deliberation and decision.
Program construction consists of a sequence of refinement steps.
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