Hardcore Software

How hard it can get?

World of Quotes February 12, 2007

Filed under: Quotes — Hemant @ 12:22 pm

Decisions in 10 minutes or less, or the next one is free.
Brian Valentine, the lead developer on Windows 2000

A step from which we may never recover.
– C. A. R. Hoare (About pointers)

No programming technique solves all problems.
No programming language produces only correct results.
No programmer should start each project from scratch.
– Axel-Tobias Schreiner (Author – Object Oriented Programming)

Object-orientation will not replace sliced bread.
– Axel-Tobias Schreiner (Author – Object Oriented Programming)

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.
– Abraham Lincoln

God is real, unless declared integer.
– Anonymous

The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.
– Larry Wal

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.
– Weiler’s Law

A professional programmer is an amateur who never quit.
– Morendil

I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
– Alan Kay

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
– Bjarne Stroustrup (Creator of C++)

The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
– Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo

A mind trained to look for complex solutions is often stumped by simplicity at first.
– Anonymous

Computers intimidate many people. Those who aren’t intimidated, tend to become programmers.
– Steve Oualline, Author of C Style of coding

…one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs.
– Robert Firth


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