I'm not a real programmer. I throw together things until it works then I move on. The real programmers will say Yeah it works but you're leaking memory everywhere. Perhaps we should fix that. I'll just restart Apache every 10 requests.
The only way for errors to occur in a program is by being put there by the author. No other mechanisms are known. Programs can't acquire bugs by sitting around with other buggy programs.
Most of the good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
The function of good software is to make the complex appear to be simple.
There are a couple of people in the world who can really program in C or FØRTRAN. They write more code in less time than it takes for other programmers. Most programmers aren't that good. The problem is that those few programmers who crank out code aren't interested in maintaining it.
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
The best is the enemy of the good.
Laziness is a programmers main virtue.
The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.
UNIX is simple and coherent, but it takes a genius (or at any rate, a programmer) to understand and appreciate its simplicity.
To be a programmer is to develop a carefully managed relationship with error. There's no getting around it. You either make your accomodations with failure, or the work will become intolerable.
To a programmer, an operating system is defined by its API.
I'm still a really shitty programmer, but I know enough to hack a prototype together.
If you think you're a really good programmer... read Knuth's Art of Computer Programming... You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing.
Chefs work with food, artists with oil paint, programmers with code.
Programmers are expensive. Hardware is cheap.
Once we were Programmers. Maybe our last best hope is a movie.
The cowboy movies is not our go-to programmer anymore, here's a horror film.
My duty as a teacher is to train, educate future programmers.
Managing senior programmers is like herding cats.
Mentally mutilated potential programmers beyond hope of regeneration.
The three most dangerous things in the world are a programmer with a soldering iron, a hardware type with a program patch and a user with an idea.
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