Code – May 2016

“I read that 80% of all effort on software is maintenance – and wondered how we could get that up to 95%.”

“A foreach loop avoided is a CPU cycle earned.” – Antonin Januska

When do you talk to your children about character encodings?

“A program is like a poem: you cannot write a poem without writing it.” – E.W. Dijkstra

“The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.” – Seymour Cray

“Telling a programmer there’s already a library to do X is like telling a songwriter there’s already a song about love.”

“The best error message is the one that never shows up.” – Thomas Fuchs

“Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.”

Is it fair to call hand sanitizer “pair programming jelly”?

“Perl – The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.” – Keith Bostic

If I had a $ for every minute I spend dealing with UTF-8 issues, I would have my same salary.

“Now I am become Data, the destroyer of theories.”

May the –force be with you.

A startup accelerator is where you smash startups into each other at high speed, in the hopes of capturing the emitted business model.

When a place brags like “Our team has over 300 years combined experience!” I hope the team is one intern + one extremely competent vampire


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