Few IT quotes

Sat03Jul10

UNIX is simple. But It just needs a genius to understand its simplicity.
-Dennis Ritchie

Before software can be reusable, it first has to be usable.
-Ralph Johnson

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
-Fred Brooks

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.
-Steve McConnell

If debugging is the process of removing bugs,
Then programming must be the process of putting them in..
-Edsger Dijkstra

You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic;
You cannot have both at the same time.
-Bertrand Meyer

There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third works.
-Alan J. Perlis

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring
aircraft building progress by weight.
-Bill Gates

The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development
time.
The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development
time.
-Tom Cargill

Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better
idiot-proof programs.
The Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots.
So far the Universe is winning.
-Anonymous

Theory is when you know something, but it doesn’t work.
Practice is when something works, but you don’t know why it works.
Programmers combine Theory and Practice:
Nothing works and they don’t know why.

The Six Phases of a Project:
– Enthusiasm
– Disillusionment
– Panic
– Search for the Guilty
– Punishment of the Innocent
– Praise for non-participants

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