Code – April 2015

“That’s the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers” – Larry Niven

“JUNIOR DEVELOPER WANTED: Must have all the experience of a senior developer, but be content with the salary of a junior.”

“Over 1 year, the average Vim user saves 11 minutes in productivity. However, they lose 27 hours through evangelising Vim to non-users.”

“Good programmers use their brains, but good guidelines save us having to think out every case” – Francis Glassborow

A: “What do we want?”
B: “More levels of indirection!”
A: “When do we want it?”
B: “Ask my IDateTimeFactoryImplBeanSingletonProxy!”

“Beginning computer science students think that computer science is all about programming. Then they learn that computer science is actually about computation in the abstract and not about something so vulgar as a computer. But eventually they come back down to earth and realize that 99.44% of computer science is ultimately motivated by the desire to get computers to do things.” -John Cook

“It’s hard enough to find an error in your code when you’re looking for it; it’s even harder when you’ve assumed your code is error-free.”

“Compiling binaries from source is super fun and rewarding.” — no Linux user, ever

“Good code is its own best documentation. As you’re about to add a comment, ask yourself, ‘How can I improve the code so that this comment isn’t needed?” -Steve McConnell

“What was the name of your first childhood friend?” “The command line…?”


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