Code – March 2015

“If you think test-first is hard, try debug-after”

Q: How many programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None, that’s a hardware problem

1) Can’t happen.
2) Shouldn’t happen?
3) Doesn’t happen on my machine.
4) Why?
5) Oh.
6) How did this ever work?

“There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.”

“Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter” – Eric Raymond

“Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning” – Rich Cook

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