"Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it's bad."

Cory House

"Debuggers don't remove bugs. They only show them in slow motion."


"Deleted code is debugged code."

Jeff Sickel

"Documentation is a love letter that you write to your future self."

Damian Conway

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."

Douglas Adams

"If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0."


"If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter how fast it doesn’t work."

Mich Ravera

"If software cannot be maintained, then it will be rewritten."

Dave Cheney

"In programming, the hard part isn't solving problems, but deciding what problems to solve."

Paul Graham

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Premature optimization is the root of all evil."

Donald Knuth

"Simple doesn't mean stupid. Thinking that it does, does."

Paul Krugman

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

Christopher Thompson

"The best way to predict the future is to implement it."

David Heinemeier Hansson

"The longer it takes for a bug to surface, the harder it is to find."

Roedy Green

"The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it."

Dennis Ritchie