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[captialize]
  To capitalize is to acknowledge divine status except perhaps in Subjects and many persons names for now.

[predicate]
  the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject
  (e.g., went home in John went home ).

[subject]
  the subject is the part of a sentence or clause that commonly indicates
  (a) what it is about, or
  (b) who or what performs the action (that is, the agent). ...
  In a declarative sentence, the subject usually appears before the verb ("The dog barks").

[clause]
  1. a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and
  in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate.
  2. a particular and separate article, stipulation, or proviso in a treaty, bill, or contract.

[sentence]
  1. a set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing
  a subject and predicate, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command,
  and consisting of a main clause and sometimes one or more subordinate clauses.
  In non-functional linguistics, a sentence is a textual unit consisting of one or more words that are grammatically linked.
  In functional linguistics, a sentence is a unit of written texts delimited by graphological features such as upper case letters and markers such as periods, question marks, and exclamation marks.



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   3 Alan Perlis
   2 Robert Anton Wilson
   1 Marcus Tomlinson
   1 Joseph Weizenbaum
   1 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9810342
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   1 A programmer
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   42 Anonymous
   22 Kelsey Grammer
   19 Robert C Martin
   12 Edsger Dijkstra
   11 Frederick P Brooks Jr
   10 Andy Grammer
   9 Spencer Grammer
   9 Alan Cooper
   8 Paul Graham
   8 Linus Torvalds
   8 Bjarne Stroustrup
   8 Alan Perlis
   7 Michael Lewis
   7 Kent Beck
   7 John Carmack
   7 Fred Brooks
   6 Steve McConnell
   6 Erik Naggum
   6 Ellen Ullman
   5 Walter Isaacson

1:A programmer is a machine for turning caffeine into code.
   ~ A programmer,
2:We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses. ~ Alan Perlis,
3:Reality is the temporary resultant of continuous struggles between rival gangs of programmers. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
4:LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing. ~ Alan Perlis, ,(take on an Oscar Wilde quote),
5:The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.
   ~ Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason,
6:Lisp is worth learning for ... the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it. That experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot. ~ Eric S Raymond,
7:Proving your proficiency in a skill is far more valuable to an employer than simply stating the number of years you've spent doing it.
   ~ Marcus Tomlinson, How to become an Expert Software Engineer (and Get any Job you want): A programmers guide to the secret art of free and open source software development,
8:The final result is a system where programmers, artists, animators, and designers are productively programming directly in an S-expression Scheme-like language. Dan closed his talk by wowing the audience with the trailer for the game, which has now been released and is garnering extremely positive reviews. ~ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9810342,
9:Kata is a term used by some programmers in the Software Craftsmanship[9] movement. Computer programmers who call themselves Software Craftsmen[10] will write Kata[11]
   - small snippets of code that they write in one sitting, sometimes repeatedly,[12] often daily, in order to build muscle memory and practise their craft, much like a soldier, a musician, a doctor or a dancer.[13] ~ ?,
10:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer.
   To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer.
   There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.)
   When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform.
   It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs.
   After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them.
   This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical."
   This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me.
   Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels.
   This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1 , and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising,
11:What does matter is how well they perform and how smoothly they fit with other programs in the creation of still greater programs. The programmer must seek both perfection of part and adequacy of collection. ~ Alan Perlis, SICP, Foreward,

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1:God was a lazy programmer. ~ Slavoj i ek
2:Life is supposed to get tough. ~ Kelsey Grammer
3:programmers are a very particular lot ~ Anonymous
4:97 Things Every Programmer Should Know ~ Anonymous
5:Most programmers write too many tests. ~ Anonymous
6:I'm a humble guy, but I'm audacious. ~ Andy Grammer
7:All programmers are optimists ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
8:Managing senior programmers is like herding cats. ~ David Platt
9:The greatest sin is judgment without knowledge. ~ Kelsey Grammer
10:Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend. Freedom is. ~ Camille Grammer
11:Programmers have a saying: "garbage in, garbage out. ~ Paul Krugman
12:C programmers never die. They are just cast into void. ~ Alan Perlis
13:My life is a party thrown for me by my own decisions. ~ Kelsey Grammer
14:Low-level programming is good for the programmer's soul. ~ John Carmack
15:What programmer didn’t live with a deadline over his head? ~ B V Larson
16:The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. ~ Gabe Newell
17:If we bred better programmers we’d clearly breed better bugs. ~ Anonymous
18:Only rainbows after rain...The sun will always come again. ~ Andy Grammer
19:A programmer is a machine for turning caffeine into code.
   ~ A programmer,
20:As a musician, you just want to be able to do what you love. ~ Andy Grammer
21:Everyone has their thing, and I was the weird, artsy kid. ~ Spencer Grammer
22:Good programmers know what's beautiful and bad ones don't. ~ David Gelernter
23:Once we were Programmers. Maybe our last best hope is a movie. ~ Erik Naggum
24:I think it's your duty to overcome what you inherit in life. ~ Kelsey Grammer
25:To a programmer, an operating system is defined by its API. ~ Charles Petzold
26:Kelsey Grammer is one of the best actors I've ever worked with. ~ Sanaa Lathan
27:when in Pythonland, do as Pythonistas do, not as C programmers do. ~ Mark Lutz
28:Novice programmers don’t yet have the skills to write simple code. ~ Sandi Metz
29:Programmers are as emotional and irrational as normal people ~ Douglas Crockford
30:swear programmers code them to be annoying, pedantic little fucks. ~ Ann Aguirre
31:Chefs work with food, artists with oil paint, programmers with code. ~ Steve Lohr
32:A writer who can't write in a grammerly manner better shut up shop. ~ Artemas Ward
33:What I can control is how I react. I can't control anything else. ~ Kelsey Grammer
34:I did an episode of 'Frasier' with my friend Kelsey Grammer once. ~ John C McGinley
35:There's no such thing as a smart computer, only smart programmers. ~ Peter Kazmaier
36:Great programmers learn how to program their tools, not just use them. ~ Steve Yegge
37:I'm not a great programmer; I'm just a good programmer with great habits. ~ Kent Beck
38:A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. ~ Alan Perlis
39:Mentally mutilated potential programmers beyond hope of regeneration. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
40:Brook’s Law: “Adding more programmers to a late project makes it later. ~ Eric S Raymond
41:We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users. ~ Jeff Atwood
42:I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits. ~ Martin Fowler
43:Tests are stories we tell the next generation of programmers on a project. ~ Roy Osherove
44:The messiness cannot go into the program; it piles up around the programmer. ~ Ellen Ullman
45:The cowboy movies is not our go-to programmer anymore, here's a horror film. ~ Robert Englund
46:The genes are master programmers, and they are programming for their lives. ~ Richard Dawkins
47:The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
48:To be a good musician, you need to give people what they want, what they need. ~ Andy Grammer
49:We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses. ~ Alan Perlis
50:Programmers must avoid leaving false clues that obscure the meaning of code. ~ Robert C Martin
51:We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses. ~ Alan Perlis,
52:Testing proves a programmer’s failure. Debugging is the programmer’s vindication. ~ Boris Beizer
53:Any verbose and tedious solution is error-prone because programmers get bored. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
54:Good programmers know what to write. Great ones know what to rewrite (and reuse). ~ Eric S Raymond
55:Most of the programmers in ten years will be us, and we won't get much smarter. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
56:Eric Raymond says, "Good programmers know what to write. Great ones know what to reuse. ~ Alan Cooper
57:I understand that it isn’t your fault your programmer had so little imagination.” The ~ Marissa Meyer
58:You're not dealing with people," Jerry told him. "These are programmers, boy. Programmers! ~ Rick Cook
59:Settle yourself down for an apocryphal bedtime story. A programmer’s parable, if you will…. ~ Anonymous
60:If you're not adventurous, you're not really living, I think... especially in college. ~ Spencer Grammer
61:No neuroprogrammer is stupid enough to make a computer capable of conceptualizing deceit. ~ Amie Kaufman
62:To understand recursion, you must understand recursion, until you do. —Programmer’s joke ~ Erec Stebbins
63:When the superior programmer refrains from coding, his force is felt for a thousand miles. ~ Eric S Raymond
64:[1]Michael A. Covington. Natural Language Processing for Prolog Programmers. Prentice Hall, 1994. ~ Anonymous
65:Programmers have not been professionals because they haven't really cared about quality. ~ Jessica Livingston
66:My children are most important to me. I'm a mother and I adore my children. I live for them. ~ Camille Grammer
67:Master programmers think of systems as stories to be told rather than programs to be written. ~ Robert C Martin
68:Note to self: Pasty-skinned programmers ought not stand in the Mojave desert for multiple hours. ~ John Carmack
69:Apologizes are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move, on you can grow. ~ Kelsey Grammer
70:Reality is the temporary resultant of continuous struggles between rival gangs of programmers. ~ Robert Anton Wilson
71:Real programmers don't comment their code. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand. ~ Tom Van Vleck
72:Reality is the temporary resultant of continuous struggles between rival gangs of programmers. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
73:LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing. ~ Alan Perlis, ,(take on an Oscar Wilde quote),
74:That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers. ~ Larry Niven
75:The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late. ~ Seymour Cray
76:] Ulrich Drepper: “What Every Programmer Should Know About Memory,” akkadia.org, November 21, 2007. ~ Martin Kleppmann
77:You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN. ~ Alan Perlis
78:55: LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing. ~ Alan Perlis, Epigrams on Programming, 1982
79:Richard Stallman, a free-lance computer programmer, loudly proclaimed that information should be free. ~ Clifford Stoll
80:The best computer programmers never write a new program when they can use an old one for a new job. ~ Gerald M Weinberg
81:At forty, I was too old to work as a programmer myself anymore; writing code is a young person’s job. ~ Michael Crichton
82:How many computer programmers does it take to change a light bulb? Are you kidding? That's a hardware problem! ~ Various
83:From a programmer's point of view, the user is a peripheral that types when you issue a read request. ~ Pharrell Williams
84:The mark of a man is one who knows he can' control his circumstances - but he can control his responses. ~ Kelsey Grammer
85:Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ~ Anonymous
86:A good quant must be a mixture, too—part trader, part salesperson, part programmer, and part mathematician. ~ Emanuel Derman
87:Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships. ~ Linus Torvalds
88:A phytozooan is a plant that behaves like an animal, which is to say it is the opposite of a computer programmer. ~ Anonymous
89:Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ~ Martin Fowler
90:As a programmer, it is your job to put yourself out of business. What you do today can be automated tomorrow. ~ Douglas McIlroy
91:The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless ~ Bram Cohen
92:I don't know if I'm addicted to fame; fame is more of an unpleasant circumstance of an addiction to creativity. ~ Kelsey Grammer
93:This works, but it’s hard to imagine that anybody except a hard-core functional programmer would consider it pretty. ~ Anonymous
94:At fifty years old and many years into her second career, she reinvented herself as a computer programmer. ~ Margot Lee Shetterly
95:I love pushing my boundaries and seeing how far I can go without, you know, dying or injuring myself too badly. ~ Spencer Grammer
96:Any fool can write a test that helps them today. Good programmers write tests that help the entire team in the future. ~ Anonymous
97:How many computer programmers does it take to change a light bulb? Are you kidding? That's a hardware problem! " ♦◊♦◊♦◊♦ ~ Various
98:I don't like the feeling, but I've got to say that a little fear makes me a more focused, more responsible programmer. ~ Kent Beck
99:I think it is always going to be true that a person who manages programmers should not expect it to be predictable. ~ Peter Seibel
100:is not the language that makes programs appear simple. It is the programmer that make the language appear simple! ~ Robert C Martin
101:Programmers are not to be measured by their ingenuity and their logic but by the completeness of their case analysis. ~ Alan Perlis
102:Users enjoy the feeling of helping their fellow programmers and earning the respect of people whose opinions they value. ~ Nir Eyal
103:Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability. ~ Marissa Mayer
104:No day-to-day mishaps or indignities can really compromise your sense of self after you've survived a deep tragedy. ~ Kelsey Grammer
105:Real programmers don't write in PL/I. PL/I is for programmers who can't decide whether to write in COBOL or FORTRAN. ~ Tom Van Vleck
106:The system metaphor is a story that everyone--customers, programmers, and managers--can tell about how the system works. ~ Kent Beck
107:I have never seen an experienced programmer who routinely made detailed flow charts before beginning to write programs. ~ Fred Brooks
108:I'm a programmer. I like programming. And the best way I've found to have a positive impact on code is to write it. ~ Robert C Martin
109:It is not the language that makes programs appear simple. It is the programmer that make the language appear simple! ~ Robert C Martin
110:Programmers tend to be divided into tribes by the languages they use. More even than by the kinds of programs they write. ~ Paul Graham
111:Real programmers don't work from 9 to 5. If any real programmers are around at 9am it's because they were up all night. ~ Tom Van Vleck
112:When your dad makes a living as a children's singer, you figure, 'I can do anything.' He made up his own job and did it. ~ Andy Grammer
113:Computer languages of the future will be more concerned with goals and less with procedures specified by the programmer. ~ Marvin Minsky
114:But I think the writers had their turn,” she says, “and now it’s programmers who get to upgrade the human operating system. ~ Robin Sloan
115:It takes a very strange person to enjoy fame, with all the by-products that come with it. It's not necessarily a thrill. ~ Kelsey Grammer
116:It has to become second nature, for a programmer, to notice when a concept is begging to be abstracted into a new word. ~ Marijn Haverbeke
117:What kind of programmer is so divorced from reality that she thinks she'll get complex software right the first time? ~ James Alan Gardner
118:A statement Kent Beck often makes about himself, "I'm not a great programmer; I'm just a good programmer with great habits. ~ Martin Fowler
119:Copying all or parts of a program is as natural to a programmer as breathing, and as productive. It ought to be as free. ~ Richard Stallman
120:The problem that Dijkstra recognized, early on, was that programming is hard, and that programmers don’t do it very well. ~ Robert C Martin
121:Assembly programmers are the only programmers who can truly claim to be the masters, and that's a truth worth meditating on. ~ Jeff Duntemann
122:The idea was that while one person wrote code, the other programmer would massage his or her shoulders; then they would switch. ~ Nick Bilton
123:Ask a programmer to review ten lines of code, he’ll find ten issues. Ask him to do five hundred lines, and he’ll say it looks good. ~ Gene Kim
124:Did that high-and-mighty attitude of yours come attached to you when you were spawned?!
Was it a bug your programmer couldn't fix?! ~ CLAMP
125:You see, programmers tend to be arrogant, self-absorbed introverts. We didn’t get into this business because we like people. ~ Robert C Martin
126:America pays defense contractors to build aircraft carriers. Google pays brilliant programmers to do whatever the hell they want. ~ Robin Sloan
127:Don't worry kids, you'll find work. After all, my machine will need strong chess player-programmers. You will be the first. ~ Mikhail Botvinnik
128:I went and did some things [rehab], and then of course my life didn't change that much [for a while], but I never missed work. ~ Kelsey Grammer
129:Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you're listening. Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time. ~ Kelsey Grammer
130:The number of lines of code a programmer can write in a fixed period of time is the same independent of the language used. ~ Fernando J Corbato
131:UNIX is simple and coherent, but it takes a genius (or at any rate, a programmer) to understand and appreciate its simplicity. ~ Dennis Ritchie
132:A programmer who is not even authorized to make a long distance phone call can never be responsible for a loss of a billion dollars. ~ Anonymous
133:You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. Its logic-based creativity. ~ John Romero
134:One of the big lessons of a big project is you don't want people that aren't really programmers programming, you'll suffer for it! ~ John Carmack
135:When programmers speak of "computer literacy," they are drawing red lines around ethnic groups, too, yet few have pointed this out. ~ Alan Cooper
136:I always thought that sororities were just made up of cheerleaders from high school. And I kind of picked on those cheerleaders! ~ Spencer Grammer
137:Programmers become so familiar with code reuse that they often copy existing techniques even when they aren't actually copying code. ~ Alan Cooper
138:Design is iterative... and you have to be willing to change your own designs, as well as those that you inherit from other programmers. ~ Anonymous
139:I've known people who have not mastered their tools who are good programmers, but not a tool master who remained a mediocre programmer. ~ Kent Beck
140:I was brought up to never lie. Sure, I have. But in the final mix, the lies I've told are far outweighed by the truths I've lived. ~ Kelsey Grammer
141:The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else. ~ Gabe Newell
142:Finding a technical cofounder would have been difficult for me. I was an English major and didn't know any computer programmers. ~ Jessica Livingston
143:I'm not a tweeter or a Facebooker or a Grammer. I'm a real grump when it comes to technology. I'm like, come on, just write me a letter. ~ Matt Smith
144:I'm always thinking about songs, I'm thinking of life maybe a little bit more lyrically than a computer programmer or someone like that. ~ Jon Foreman
145:The programmer who refuses to keep exploring will surely stagnate, forget his joy, lose the will to program (and become a manager). ~ Marijn Haverbeke
146:An organisation that treats its programmers as morons will soon have programmers that are willing and able to act like morons only. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
147:By understanding a machine-oriented language, the programmer will tend to use a much more efficient method; it is much closer to reality. ~ Donald Knuth
148:42: You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN. ~ Alan Perlis, Epigrams on Programming, 1982
149:The effective exploitation of his powers of abstraction must be regarded as one of the most vital activities of a competent programmer. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
150:We were not out to win over the Lisp programmers; we were after the C++ programmers. We managed to drag a lot of them about halfway to Lisp. ~ Guy Steele
151:Alexander Pope once wrote that the theater aspires to wake the soul by gentle strokes of art - to raise the genius and to mend the heart. ~ Kelsey Grammer
152:...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. ~ Fred Brooks
153:Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. ~ Linus Torvalds
154:But Ruby, my language of choice since NewBagel, was invented by a cheerful Japanese programmer, and it reads like friendly, accessible poetry. ~ Robin Sloan
155:It would've been amazing [to work as programmer]. You're good at numbers, you're good with people, you like to wear shorts in the summertime. ~ Jimmy Fallon
156:The answer I got when asking programmers why they don’t like working during the day sounds very asocial indeed - because other people are awake. ~ Anonymous
157:Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
158:elders.’ ” Working in collaboration with a small group of programmers, Joy took on the task of rewriting UNIX, which was a software system ~ Malcolm Gladwell
159:Fast programmers build hacky tools to get around the hacky tools that they built to get around the hacky tools that they built to help them code. ~ Anonymous
160:Quite frankly, even if the choice of C were to do *nothing* but keep the C++ programmers out, that in itself would be a huge reason to use C. ~ Linus Torvalds
161:The programmers decided the steps everyone on board Hyperion would need to take to do everything from dimming the lights to raising the sails. ~ Michael Lewis
162:You could even say that the God of Genesis himself is a programmer: language, not manipulation, is his tool of creation. Words become worlds. ~ Pedro Domingos
163:You might be “just a programmer,” but being able to speak to your business clients in the language of their business domain is a critical skill. ~ Chad Fowler
164:Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer. ~ Edsger W Dijkstra
165:It's not that Perl programmers are idiots, it's that the language rewards idiotic behavior in a way that no other language or tool has ever done. ~ Erik Naggum
166:We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses. ~ Alan Perlis, Quoted in The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.
167:Computer security was only as good as the programmer. The one who had fire walled this database has been good ---but not great. - Robert Puller ~ David Baldacci
168:It's better to wait for a productive programmer to become available than it is to wait for the first available programmer to become productive. ~ Steve McConnell
169:The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology. ~ Eric Allman
170:Most of the good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. ~ Linus Torvalds
171:I think once the artistic world of the type designer merged with the scientific world of the computer programmer, you began to see this crossover. ~ Michael Bierut
172:The computer programmer creates the only path available to the computer user; the effect of his decisions on others is masked by their abstraction. ~ Michael Lewis
173:[Assembly level programming] kind of still separates the chest hair—gender-independent—programmers from those who don't quite have it. — Brendan Eich ~ Peter Seibel
174:Humans make mistakes. Programmers are bound to make mistakes. Hackers, you can bet your life, are going to be there to exploit those mistakes. ~ Michael Demon Calce
175:Of all the Programmers' planets, ours is the supercomputing golden child, the world that inexplicably provides enough power to light up the galaxy. ~ David Eagleman
176:I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny's. That set me back a little bit. You don't realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job. ~ Kelsey Grammer
177:Programmers work in bursts of productivity. Then, they let the brain rest and get back into it. A lot about the office world is not a great fit for me. ~ Marco Arment
178:A Lisp programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. ~ Alan Perlis, Epigrams on Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Notices 17 (9), September 1982, pp. 7–13.
179:if you program a purpose into a computer program, does that constitute its will? Does it have free will, if a programmer programmed its purpose? ~ Kim Stanley Robinson
180:It always helps to be a good programmer. It is important to like computers and to be able to think of things people would want to do with their computers. ~ Bill Budge
181:You are reading this book for two reasons. First, you are a programmer. Second, you want to be a better programmer. Good. We need better programmers. ~ Robert C Martin
182:A programmer brought in from the outside to fix a bug in the code needed to determine quickly how it worked. With Lance’s code this was impossible. When ~ Michael Lewis
183:Betty Snyder, who, under her married name, Betty Holberton, went on to become a pioneer programmer who helped develop the COBOL and Fortran languages, ~ Walter Isaacson
184:I have a thing: I will always put money in for any street musician anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world. It's like giving back the money I got. ~ Andy Grammer
185:Simple church leaders are designers. They design opportunities for spiritual growth. Complex church leaders are programmers. They run ministry programs. ~ Thom S Rainer
186:The first thing I thought [when I read the script] was that Frasier was an intellectual at some points but also an Everyman - flawed and very insecure. ~ Kelsey Grammer
187:Nevertheless, C retains the basic philosophy that programmers know what they are doing; it only requires that they state their intentions explicitly. ~ Brian W Kernighan
188:Probably the arrogance of the community that surrounds it. Knowing Lisp certainly doesn’t make one a better person, nor even necessarily a better programmer. ~ Anonymous
189:No amount of excellence on the part of a computer can lead to the solution of a problem if the problem has been incorrectly defined by the programmer. In ~ Edward de Bono
190:it provokes him to think that his profession will become the exclusive province of programmers, mechanics, engineers, and the autonomous systems they design. ~ Linda Nagata
191:While it is tempting to play it safe, the more we're willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. ~ Kelsey Grammer
192:In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that. ~ Linus Torvalds
193:It would be just like programmers to shorten 'the year 2000 problem' to 'Y2K'- exactly the kind of thinking that created this situation in the first place. ~ Stephen C Meyer
194:The programmers have another saying: 'The question of whether a machine can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.' ~ Charles Stross
195:Colossal Cave (also known as Adventure—not to be confused with the Atari VCS game of the same name) was developed by assembly-language programmer William Crowther ~ Anonymous
196:If you want more effective programmers, you will discover that they should not waste their time debugging, they should not introduce the bugs to start with. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
197:Pigs live in their own filth. Programmers needn’t. Clean up after yourself. As you work on a piece of code, remove all of the unnecessary code that you encounter. ~ Anonymous
198:They were brilliant, widely read, incisive, and effortlessly effective analysts and programmers. Which is another reason why, ultimately, so many people died. ~ Charles Stross
199:If you think you're a really good programmer... read Knuth's Art of Computer Programming... You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing. ~ Bill Gates
200:These are programmers who believed themselves highly productive in their former test-not lives but who have crashed into the test-first wall and stumbled to a halt. ~ Anonymous
201:However, for programmers, combining rich, flexible human thought with the rigid constraints of a digital computer exposes the power and the deepest
flaws of both. ~ Andy Hunt
202:This language [LISP] induces humorous arguments among programmers, often being damned and praised for the same feature. ~ Alan Perlis, The Synthesis of Algorithmic Systems, 1966
203:Python is an experiment in how much freedom programmers need. Too much freedom and nobody can read another's code; too little and expressiveness is endangered. ~ Guido van Rossum
204:Even for the very best programmers ah, sometimes you'll see someone else's program or somebody will come along and they'll show you what can be done in a simpler way. ~ Bill Gates
205:If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs. ~ Richard Stallman
206:I hope to see Ruby help every programmer in the world to be productive, and to enjoy programming, and to be happy. That is the primary purpose of Ruby language. ~ Yukihiro Matsumoto
207:he didn’t exactly have the “programmer” look to him, if you know what I mean. He’d be the programmer’s boss. The one they hated. The one who made them work on holidays. ~ John Scalzi
208:This is how many people become artists, musicians, writers, computer programmers, record-holding athletes, scientists... by spending time alone practicing what they love. ~ Meg Cabot
209:Monty Python is, for reasons best known to nobody, rather popular with computer programmers. There’s even a programming language called Python, based on their sketches. ~ Mark Forsyth
210:In the space of three weeks, I met a fair bunch of the guys who were just starting those little programmers' co-ops, and everybody was talking about starting businesses. ~ Esther Dyson
211:Most programming languages contain good parts and bad parts. I discovered that I could be better programmer by using only the good parts and avoiding the bad parts. ~ Douglas Crockford
212:Those in authority tend to be annoyed by hackers’ general attitude of disobedience. But that disobedience is a byproduct of the qualities that make them good programmers. ~ Paul Graham
213:To minimize the chances of name collisions like this, Python programmers often prefix methods not meant for external use with a single underscore: gatherAttrs in our case. ~ Mark Lutz
214:A computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. ~ Bill Bryson
215:I’d learned over time that engineers preferred a straightforward question with a quantifiable answer. Open-ended designing, on the other hand, was the realm of programmers. ~ B V Larson
216:Every application has an inherent amount of irreducible complexity. The only question is who will have to deal with it, the user or the developer (programmer or engineer). ~ Larry Tesler
217:When designers replaced the command line interface with the graphical user interface, billions of people who are not programmers could make use of computer technology. ~ Howard Rheingold
218:Why is there a programmer shortage? Because with intellectual property programmers have arranged to waste half the work they do, so we seem to need twice as many programmers. ~ Anonymous
219:Geniuses of certain kinds - mathematicians, chess players, computer programmers - seem, if not mad, at least lacking in the social skills most easily identified with sanity. ~ James Gleick
220:If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful, some level of fame goes along with that. You're prepared. But how often does that happen to a programmer? ~ Shawn Fanning
221:Happiness has a cascading effect. Happy programmers do the right thing. They write simple, readable code. They take clean, expressive, readable, elegant approaches. They have fun ~ Anonymous
222:Then, in early 2012, luck struck again when the legendary vdeo game programmer John Carmack stumbled onto his work online and asked Luckey if he could buy one of his prototypes. ~ Anonymous
223:The best computer programmers are much better than novices at remembering the overall structure of programs because they understand better what they’re intended to do and how. ~ Geoff Colvin
224:Computer programmers tend, by and large, to be quirky and highly individualistic. Trying to organize or manage such awkward characters is normally as thankless as herding cats ~ John Naughton
225:Observe that for the programmer, as for the chef, the urgency of the patron may govern the scheduled completion of the task, but it cannot govern the actual completion. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
226:The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
227:Every system is built from a domain-specific language designed by the programmers to describe that system. Functions are the verbs of that language, and classes are the nouns. ~ Robert C Martin
228:Fame obviously has become a premium in everybody's life. Everybody thinks they deserve it, everybody thinks they want it and most people really don't enjoy it once they get it. ~ Kelsey Grammer
229:I've got a great support group, real and true friends and I'm moving forward with my life. I was sad and wanted to make things work but I'm completely fine now. I'm moving on. ~ Camille Grammer
230:A program can only do what it's programmed to do, to the letter of the law. Unfortunately, what's written doesn't always coincide with what the programmer intended the program to do. ~ Anonymous
231:Programmers should never be satisfied with languages which permit them to program everything, but to program nothing of interest easily. ~ Alan Perlis, The Synthesis of Algorithmic Systems, 1966
232:Good programmers stay open minded to that even though there is no obvious way to improve what they've done they... they keep looking and they listen to what other people have to say. ~ Bill Gates
233:It is a real service to humanity and the world to be a good programmer, particularly if you design great products. You make is easier for everybody, everybody has less headaches. ~ Frederick Lenz
234:I've always written. I'm from an older generation of programmers [who] did not come out of engineering. [A]ll sorts of people were drawn in from the social sciences and humanities. ~ Ellen Ullman
235:Talking to a programmer type about the trading business was a bit like talking to the house plumber at work in the basement about the card game the Mafia don was running upstairs. ~ Michael Lewis
236:Hackers, makers, programmers, engineers, nerds, techies — what we’ll call “geeks” for the rest of the book (deal with it) — we’re a creative lot who don’t like to be told what to do. ~ Jeff Potter
237:The use of the high level language made each programmer a factor of 5 to 10 more productive in a coding sense and more concerned with the semantics than the syntax of modules. ~ Fernando J Corbato
238:To many managers, getting rid of the arrogant, undisciplined, over-paid, technology-obsessed, improperly-dressed etc. programmers would appear to be a significant added benefit ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
239:I think that hackers — dedicated, innovative, irreverent computer programmers — are the most interesting and effective body of intellectuals since the framers of the U.S. Constitution ~ Steven Levy
240:The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. ~ Joseph Weizenbaum
241:While overpaid CEOs take long vacations and hide behind e-mail autoresponders, some programmer is working eighteen-hour days coding the start-up that will destroy that CEO’s business. ~ Ryan Holiday
242:a contract between programmer and system, wherein the system guarantees that if the programmer follows some specific rules, the results of operations on the data store will be predictable ~ Anonymous
243:Beautiful code is short and concise, so if you were to give that code to another programmer they would say, “oh, that’s well written code.” It’s much like as if you were writing a poem. ~ Cal Newport
244:To harness the power of television for the education of our nation's children, everyone must get involved - television programmers, government leaders, teachers, and above all, parents. ~ Edwin Newman
245:Too many managers and executives try to reduce programming to a low-level assembly-line activity. That's inefficient, wasteful, costly in the long run, and inhumane to programmers. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
246:Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming. ~ John Carmack
247:the first ENIAC programmer team was all-female: Kathleen McNulty, Betty Jennings, Elizabeth Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Frances Bilas, and Ruth Lichterman, known later as the “ENIAC Girls. ~ Clive Thompson
248:Labor-rich manufacturing doesn't exist anymore. Manufacturing jobs are white-collar, Silicon Valley programmers or highly-skilled technicians. They are not going to employ lots of people. ~ David Brooks
249:In context the computer programmers appeared idle. They sat quietly, stared into their screens and sipped cappuccinos. And yet they were by far the most important people on board Hyperion. ~ Michael Lewis
250:Jolt is for Windows programmers. It's typical IBM PC: it goes in brown and comes out yellow. Mountain Dew is for Macintosh programmers: it goes in yellow and comes out yellow. It's WYSIWYP. ~ Guy Kawasaki
251:programmers believe that their own imperatives of construction simplicity and ease of acquisition—of prewritten source code in their case—take precedence over any suggestions made by others. ~ Alan Cooper
252:Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later. ~ John Carmack
253:I want to pay my mortgage and go on vacation, so I love working. I want to be able to do independent projects as well, and being on a successful TV show allows you to do some other things. ~ Spencer Grammer
254:The programmer's primary weapon in the never-ending battle against slow system is to change the intramodular structure. Our first response should be to reorganize the modules' data structures. ~ Fred Brooks
255:Although Steve’s skill with computers had been his ticket out of Leeds to Silicon Valley, he regarded the machine as, at best, an unsteady ally: it was always laying traps for the programmer. ~ Michael Lewis
256:It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
257:The conclusion is simple: if a 200-man project has 25 managers who are the most competent and experienced programmers,
fire the 175 troops and put the managers back to programming. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
258:One of the best programmers I ever hired had only a High School degree; he's produced a lot of great software, has his own news group, and made enough in stock options to buy his own nightclub. ~ Peter Norvig
259:The whole HTML validation exercise is questionable, but validating as XHTML is flat-out masochism. Only recommended for those that enjoy pain. Or programmers. I can’t always tell the difference. ~ Jeff Atwood
260:To be a programmer is to develop a carefully managed relationship with error. There's no getting around it. You either make your accomodations with failure, or the work will become intolerable. ~ Ellen Ullman
261:C++ is a horrible language. It's made more horrible by the fact that a lot of substandard programmers use it, to the point where it's much much easier to generate total and utter crap with it. ~ Linus Torvalds
262:It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. ~ Edsger W Dijkstra
263:The psychological profiling [of a programmer] is mostly the ability to shift levels of abstraction, from low level to high level. To see something in the small and to see something in the large. ~ Donald Knuth
264:When I was at college there were two things I vowed I'd never do. One was go to a funeral and the other was deal with computers. And then I ended up being a computer programmer in a morgue. ~ Patricia Cornwell
265:I always thought Cheers ended well. You always anticipate that the characters, theough they're leaving television, will somehow go on in another world of the imagination, which I think is good. ~ Kelsey Grammer
266:I've been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
267:Not that I expected him to know; he didn’t exactly have the “programmer” look to him, if you know what I mean. He’d be the programmer’s boss. The one they hated. The one who made them work on holidays. ~ John Scalzi
268:Programmers who program "into" a language first decide what thoughts they want to express, and then they determine how to express those thoughts using the tools provided by their specific language. ~ Steve McConnell
269:The most successful computer programmers aren't the ones who approach programming as a task they have to carry out in order to get their paychecks. They're the ones for whom programming is a joyful game. ~ Anonymous
270:The programmer at wit's end for lack of space can often do best by disentangling himself from his code, rearing back, and contemplating his data. Representation is the essence of programming. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
271:Programming is so hard, in fact, that it is beyond the capability of one person to do it well. No matter how skilled you are, you will certainly benefit from another programmer’s thoughts and ideas. ~ Robert C Martin
272:God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause. ~ Orson Scott Card
273:At one point, Chinese programmers were barred from updating a popular software system called Node.js because the version number, 0.6.4, corresponded with June 4, the date of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. ~ Evan Osnos
274:Imagine a bunch of swashbuckling programmers pillaging and hoarding software gems from rich codebases around the seven software seas. Daring. But dangerous. It’s coding with the bad hygiene of a salty seaman. ~ Anonymous
275:Python programmers are able to write large OOP frameworks and applications without private declarations — an interesting finding about access controls in general that is beyond the scope of our purposes here. ~ Mark Lutz
276:Steve understood this, and he didn’t create unreasonable deadlines for his programmers. Instead, he oversaw them with a mix of patience and impatience that allowed him to be forceful and yet respectful. ~ Brent Schlender
277:In fact, there are autism clusters, you know, around some of the big tech centers. You take two socially awkward computer programmers and put them together, that can kind of concentrate the autistic genes. ~ Temple Grandin
278:When I was running a software company, we always knew it would take one great programmer to solve a hard problem in one night versus 10 mediocre programmers taking a month to screw up a problem even worse. ~ James Altucher
279:In Jazz, improvisation isn't a matter of just making any ol' thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammer and vocabulary. There's no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others. ~ Wynton Marsalis
280:It was worth repeating, because it constituted the First Law of Sentient Ordnance: Thou shalt not blow up the wrong planet. On that point the programmers had been insistent to the point of fussiness. Accordingly, ~ Tom Holt
281:programmer may wish to spend some time reviewing the overall design—either to improve his own understanding, or to come up with ideas for improving problem areas. If a large refactoring is partially complete, the ~ Anonymous
282:If there’s one thing you should know about dealing with programmers is do not distract them. Wait for them to come to you. Just put your request in the queue. Never expect a programmer to do something immediately. ~ Anonymous
283:It reminds me of a statement Kent Beck often makes about himself: “I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits.” Refactoring helps me be much more effective at writing robust code. ~ Martin Fowler
284:Programmers are in the enviable position of not only getting to do what they want to, but because the end result is so important they get paid to do it. There are other professions like that, but not that many. ~ Linus Torvalds
285:Computer programmers, biotechnologists, environmental scientists, neuroscientists, nanotech engineers - all of these fields, and more, should have at least a course in ethics as part of their degree requirements. ~ Jamais Cascio
286:Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.' ~ Peter Drucker
287:Habit 1 says, “You are the programmer.” Habit 2, then, says, “Write the program.” Until you accept the idea that you are responsible, that you are the programmer, you won’t really invest in writing the program. ~ Stephen R Covey
288:Lips and jaw and tongue working overtime, producing nothing. She’d gotten stuck in an infinite loop, the same kind of bug in a programmer’s code that left a game character repeating the same action over and over. ~ Ernie Lindsey
289:A child is a reinvigorating experience. It almost does feel like immortality, but not in the way people think. It reminds us there are universal truths that are most simply seen through the mind of a young person. ~ Kelsey Grammer
290:Herley would like to see a smart computer programmer pretend to be dumb in order to outwit a smart scammer who is also pretending to be dumb in order to find a victim who is, if not dumb, then extremely gullible. ~ Steven D Levitt
291:the only reason anything good ships is because of the programmers. They are everything. They are not factory employees; they are craftspeople, craftspeople who are the fundamental creative engine of making software. ~ Scott Berkun
292:When I worked as a programmer, that meant eight straight hours of programming without interruption. That was a good day. In contrast, if I was interrupted with questions, process, or—heaven forbid—meetings, I felt bad. ~ Eric Ries
293:Like the famous mad philosopher said, when you stare into the void, the void stares also; but if you cast into the void, you get a type conversion error. (Which just goes to show Nietzsche wasn't a C++ programmer.) ~ Charles Stross
294:One difference between a smart programmer and a professional programmer is that the professional understands that clarity is king. Professionals use their powers for good and write code that others can understand. ~ Robert C Martin
295:The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
296:From the day Microsoft was started, the only constraint to our growth has been attracting ah, more great programmers, very smart, committed, ah, people. And so we're always on... on the look for ah, that kind of person. ~ Bill Gates
297:Good architecture makes the system easy to understand, easy to develop, easy to maintain, and easy to deploy. The ultimate goal is to minimize the lifetime cost of the system and to maximize programmer productivity. ~ Robert C Martin
298:The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs.
   ~ Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason,
299:When you have a programmer-founded company it often gets really techy, if you have a producer or a business-person, it all really sets the flavor of the company, just the priorities and the way you deal with everything. ~ Tim Schafer
300:Object-oriented programming as it emerged in Simula 67 allows software structure to be based on real-world structures, and gives programmers a powerful way to simplify the design and construction of complex programs. ~ David Gelernter
301:One difference between a smart programmer and a professional programmer is that
the professional understands that clarity is king. Professionals use their powers for good and write code that others can understand. ~ Robert C Martin
302:The flip side of the coin was that even good programmers and language designers tended to do terrible extensions when they were in the heat of programming, because design is something that is best done slowly and carefully. ~ Alan Kay
303:The presence of a column named id in every table is so common that this has become synonymous with a primary key. Programmers learning SQL get the false idea that a primary key always means a column defined in this manner. ~ Anonymous
304:In a recent survey, innovative people — from inventors to scientists, writers to programmers — were asked what techniques they used. Over 70% believed they got their best ideas by exploring areas they were not experts in ~ Scott Berkun
305:I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. ~ Elizabeth Warren
306:The situation is so much better for programmers today - a cheap used PC, a linux CD, and an internet account, and you have all the tools necessary to work your way to any level of programming skill you want to shoot for. ~ John Carmack
307:If any part of a program is messy or complicated, the programmer should attempt to modularize it and to generalize the parts. He or she should expect to use higher-order functions and lazy evaluation as the tools for doing this ~ Anonymous
308:I think Mariska Hargitay on 'Law and Order: SVU' is a really good example of a female lead I'd like to emulate. She's really been able to captivate men and women in a way that's appealing, which is a tough line to follow. ~ Spencer Grammer
309:Programmers who have worked with (or even just seen applications developed in) libraries such as Borland’s TurboWindows (for DOS) will be familiar with how many of these features can look very attractive in text-​mode consoles. ~ Anonymous
310:The coverage number simply indicates whether or not code was executed, not whether it was proven to actually work. Trusting a coverage number is akin to trusting a programmer who says, “It compiled on my machine, let’s ship it! ~ Anonymous
311:Pair programmers: Keep each other on task. Brainstorm refinements to the system. Clarify ideas. Take initiative when their partner is stuck, thus lowering frustration. Hold each other accountable to the team's practices. Pairing ~ Kent Beck
312:Indeed, Demis Hassabis later told me that the programmers on that DeepMind team didn’t know this trick until they learned it from the AI they’d built. I recommend watching a video of this for yourself at the link I’ve provided. 1 ~ Max Tegmark
313:Netflix has such a knack for giving a new life to those B-movies that you thought and hoped no one would ever see. Especially when you have a new project coming out and they're looking to mine some of your lesser-known films. ~ Spencer Grammer
314:In the old waterfall method, the business experts talk to the analysts, and analysts digest and abstract and pass the result along to the programmers, who code the software. This approach fails because it completely lacks feedback. ~ Eric Evans
315:It's one thing when you're driving to go play at a radio station and you hear it on that station. It's another thing when you're just out in the middle of nowhere, and the song just comes on the radio, and you're like "Oh my God!" ~ Andy Grammer
316:Saying that programmers should just accomplish twice as much doesn't work. They can gain skills and effectiveness, but they cannot get more done on demand. More time at the desk does not equal increased productivity for creative work. ~ Kent Beck
317:Of course, it's hard to support full-time programmers, so we do get funds from a set of companies that are interested in the health of the Mozilla project and so are willing to support the people working for the Foundation as well. ~ Mitchell Baker
318:Programmers can practice in a similar fashion using a game known as ping-pong.8 The two partners choose a kata, or a simple problem. One programmer writes a unit test, and then the other must make it pass. Then they reverse roles. ~ Robert C Martin
319:Victor Hugo once said that nothing in this world was so powerful as an idea whose time has come. In our time, the idea is technology, especially information processing technology. The programmer partakes of this technology power ~ Gerald M Weinberg
320:The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. — Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason ~ Marijn Haverbeke
321:I once went to a fraternity house when I was in high school... you know, you would rent them during the summer for really cheap, and students are in there. So I met some people who rented a room. I just remember it being very dirty. ~ Spencer Grammer
322:The Scooby gang doesn't travel because they are looking for crimes to solve. They travel because they're one step ahead of the deprogrammers. Somehow, Fred's got them all snookered. It probably has something to do with the Scooby Snacks. ~ John Scalzi
323:The Scooby gang doesn’t travel because they are looking for crimes to solve. They travel because they’re one step ahead of the deprogrammers. Somehow, Fred’s got them all snookered. It probably has something to do with the Scooby Snacks. ~ John Scalzi
324:I'm not a real programmer. I throw together things until it works then I move on. The real programmers will say Yeah it works but you're leaking memory everywhere. Perhaps we should fix that. I'll just restart Apache every 10 requests. ~ Rasmus Lerdorf
325:Lisp is worth learning for ... the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it. That experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot. ~ Eric S Raymond,
326:One of the programmers, Charlie Tangora, described a problem with cowlike creatures that kept walking on cave ceilings; it took some troubleshooting before he realized, “Oh, wow. You’re in the Southern Hemisphere. Everything is upside down. ~ Anonymous
327:All great programmers learn the same way. They poke the box. They code something and see what the computer does. They change it and see what the computer does. They repeat the process again and again until they figure out how the box works. ~ Seth Godin
328:We are survival machines-robot vehicles blindly programmer to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment. Though I have known it for years, I never seem to get fully used to it. ~ Richard Dawkins
329:Programming is a Dark Art, and it always will be. The programmer is fighting against the two most destructive forces in the universe: entropy and human stupidity. These are not things you can overcome with a "methodology" or on a schedule. ~ Damian Conway
330:I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it's television that is responsible for everybody's desire to be famous. ~ Kelsey Grammer
331:I had been many things in adulthood—a husband, an entrepreneur, a computer programmer, a blogger—but for fourteen years, fatherhood defined me most. Now, I no longer knew who I was. After months of harrowing court appearances, I felt drained. ~ Shulem Deen
332:I’m not a heroic hacker with magic code. I was a brain in a box. But I am a programmer. Or was. And I knew the system. I knew the software. And I had a plan. And a little bit of time before anyone was going to bother me again. So I got to work. ~ John Scalzi
333:Like Ada Lovelace, Turing was a programmer, looking inward to the step-by-step logic of his own mind. He imagined himself as a computer. He distilled mental procedures into their smallest constituent parts, the atoms of information processing. ~ James Gleick
334:The connection between the language in which we think/program and the problems and solutions we can imagine is very close. For this reason restricting language features with the intent of eliminating programmer errors is at best dangerous. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
335:I have a pretty random life. I run a business and go all over the world doing things for that business, things that are fairly orthogonal. But my job is to run my company, not to be the best Instagrammer. I'll let other people be awesome at it. ~ Kevin Systrom
336:one thing that separates good programmers from bad programmers is that good programmers are more facile at jumping between layers of abstraction—they can keep the layers distinct while making changes and choose the right layer to make changes in. ~ Peter Seibel
337:Programmers are always surrounded by complexity; we cannot avoid it.... If our basic tool, the language in which we design and code our programs, is also complicated, the language itself becomes part of the problem rather than part of its solution. ~ Tony Hoare
338:The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating systems. ~ Bill Gates
339:I used to want to be a computer programmer when I was younger. We got an Apple II Plus when I was, like, 11 and I wrote programs and BASIC on that, like I think a lot of people did, but I have no idea how to program in the current languages at all. ~ Chris Parnell
340:Magicians are typically introverted; they don't tend to work with others, but I work with software programmers, composers, designers, so it's a very diverse group and the result is always more interesting than something I could have done by myself. ~ Marco Tempest
341:Sure. I mean, come on. I have a computer.” He flicks a finger against the lid of his laptop and it makes the camera wobble. “They’re not magic. They’re only as capable as their programmers, right?” Yeah, but those were some pretty capable programmers. ~ Robin Sloan
342:Are you allowing your own expectations to hinder you from freely expressing yourself? Is your idea of the right way keeping you from your best way? Are you too distracted to show up? Are you living like a programmer instead of a poet? ~ Emily P Freeman
343:In a society in which the educational system is used as an instrument for the establishment of a homogenized culture, in which the cream is prevented from rising to the top, the education of competent programmers could be politically impalatable. ~ Edsger W Dijkstra
344:Homo logicus are driven by an irresistible desire to understand how things work. By contrast, Homo sapiens have a strong desire for success. Programmers also want to succeed, but they will frequently accept failure as the price to pay for understanding. ~ Alan Cooper
345:My dad has an incredible passion for living life, and he's really, really funny, so he definitely encourages me to enjoy all aspects of life. He's very proud of me and definitely encourages my career path, and we have a good time talking about work. ~ Spencer Grammer
346:Jobs was a strong-willed, elitist artist who didn't want his creations mutated inauspiciously by unworthy programmers. To him it would be as if someone off the street added some brush strokes to a Picasso painting or changed the lyrics to a Dylan song. ~ Walter Isaacson
347:Cosgrove has perceptively pointed out that the programmer delivers satisfaction of a user need rather than any tangible product. And both the actual need and the user's perception of that need will change as programs are built, tested, and used.[3] ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
348:Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot. ~ Eric S. Raymond, How to Become a Hacker.
349:I may be biased, but I tend to find a much lower tendency among female programmers to be dishonest about their skills, and thus do not say they know C++ when they are smart enough to realize that that would be a lie for all but perhaps 5 people on this planet. ~ Erik Naggum
350:The disorder of the desk, the floor; the yellow Post-it notes everywhere; the whiteboards covered with scrawl: all this is the outward manifestation of the messiness of human thought. The messiness cannot go into the program; it piles up around the programmer. ~ Ellen Ullman
351:The metaprogrammer who uses one, or especially several, applications as components in a larger system. This is the user whose needs are poorly met today. This is also the use which promises substantial effectiveness gains in building new applications. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
352:And you're right: we were not out to win over the Lisp programmers; we were after the C++ programmers. We managed to drag a lot of them about halfway to Lisp. Aren't you happy? ~ Steele, Guy (2003-08-21). Re: bindings and assignments (was: Re: continuations). LL1 Mailing List.
353:The Vedic viewpoint presents a type of linguistic realism in which reality is the 'text' which is being processed by the observer. Reality can also be modified by adding text to it similar to how a programmer programs a computer by inputting a computer program. ~ Ashish Dalela
354:I'm an actor and I've created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that's different, I embrace it because it's fun; also in this case, he's a memorable character. ~ Kelsey Grammer
355:It is a mistake to think that programmers wares are programs. Programmers have to produce trustworthy solutions and present it in the form of cogent arguments. Programs source code is just the accompanying material to which these arguments are to be applied to. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
356:I will, in fact, claim that the difference between a bad programmer and a good one is whether he considers his code or his data structures more important. Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships. ~ Linus Torvalds
357:My message to the serious programmer is this: spend a part of your working day examining and refining your own methods. Even though programmers are always struggling to meet some future or past deadline, methodological abstraction is a wise long term investment. ~ Robert W Floyd
358:... programming requires more concentration than other activities. It's the reason programmers get upset about 'quick interruptions' - such interruptions are tantamount to asking a juggler to keep three balls in the air and hold your groceries at the same time. ~ Steve McConnell
359:Well, there are two kinds of happiness, grounded and ungrounded. Ungrounded happiness is cheesy and not based on reality. Grounded happiness is informed happiness based on the knowledge that the world sometimes sucks, but even then you have to believe in yourself. ~ Andy Grammer
360:I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn't going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I've ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn't want to do whatever he did. ~ J Cole
361:Getting C programmers to understand that they cause the computer to do less than minimum is intractable. … Ask him why he thinks he should be able to get away with unsafe code, core dumps, viruses, buffer overruns, undetected errors, etc., just because he wants speed. ~ Erik Naggum
362:The underlying message of all these rules is that inheritance tends to work against the primary technical imperative you have as a programmer, which is to manage complexity. For the sake of controlling complexity, you should maintain a heavy bias against inheritance. ~ Steve McConnell
363:It's more than a little ironic that many of us preach safety first to our children, nieces, and nephews but in our roles as programmers scream for freedom, a hybrid of the Wild West gunslinger and teenage driver. Give us freedom, give us the resources, and watch us fly. ~ Martin Fowler
364:The days of holding the audience captive to watching television at times that programmers tell them they have to watch it are coming to an end. It's a new world, where the viewer and fan wants to watch whatever they want to watch, whenever they want to watch it. ~ Joseph McGinty Nichol
365:integration testing – Bottom up approach for testing i.e continuous testing of an application as new functionality is added; Application functionality and modules should be independent enough to test separately. done by programmers or by testers. Integration testing – Testing ~ Anonymous
366:A great programmer, on a roll, could create a million dollars worth of wealth in a couple weeks. A mediocre programmer over the same period will generate zero or even neg- ative wealth (e.g. by introducing bugs).
This is why so many of the best programmers are libertarians. ~ Paul Graham
367:Generally, programmers aren't thrilled about the iterative method because it means extra work for them. Typically, it's managers new to technology who like the iterative process because it relieves them of having to perform rigorous planning, thinking, and product due diligence ~ Alan Cooper
368:Throughout her life, she excelled at being able to translate scientific problems—such as those involving trajectories, fluid flows, explosions, and weather patterns—into mathematical equations and then into ordinary English. This talent helped to make her a good programmer. ~ Walter Isaacson
369:Here's the secret that every successful software company is based on: You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees. You can't exactly communicate with them, but you can get them to swarm in one place and when they're not looking, you can carry off the honey. ~ Orson Scott Card
370:You can effect a change of robbers every four years. Inestimable privilege - to pull off the glutted leech and attach the lean one! And you can not even choose among the lean leeches, but must accept those designated by the programmers and showmen who have the reptiles on tap! ~ Ambrose Bierce
371:If we want developed societies with women doctors, political leaders, teachers, bus drivers, and computer programmers, we will need qualified people to give loving care to their children. And there is no reason why every society should not enjoy such loving paid child care. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
372:There are a couple of people in the world who can really program in C or FØRTRAN. They write more code in less time than it takes for other programmers. Most programmers aren't that good. The problem is that those few programmers who crank out code aren't interested in maintaining it. ~ Bill Joy
373:And no, I'm not a walking C++ dictionary. I do not keep every technical detail in my head at all times. If I did that, I would be a much poorer programmer. I do keep the main points straight in my head most of the time, and I do know where to find the details when I need them. ~ Bjarne Stroustrup
374:A very good senior programmer (who might get paid $200,000) gets paid about the same as a great programmer, who delivers $5 million worth of value for the same price. That’s enough of a difference to build an entire company’s profit around. Do it with ten programmers and you’re rich. ~ Seth Godin
375:I should have known from watching Henry work at the office: programmers moved slowly and deliberately, and then waited to see the reaction. And if they did not succeed the first time, they would try over and over again, until they broke through that fifth dimension and got it right. ~ Jodi Picoult
376:The company I invested in is probably a leader in that area. They're a company called Second Spectrum, which happens to be based in LA but was started by two USC computer-science professors. It's filled with guys who love sports, who played sports, but really look like programmers. ~ Steve Ballmer
377:The fact that these measures are objective is reassuring to everyone. Objective and quantitative measure is highly respected by both programmers and businesspeople. The fact that these measures are usually ineffective in producing successful products tends to get lost in the shuffle. ~ Alan Cooper
378:nobody seemed to think programming is a solved problem: most are still looking for a better way to write software, whether by finding ways to automatically analyze code, coming up with better ways for programmers to work together, or finding (or designing) better programming languages. ~ Peter Seibel
379:Computer programming is an art, because it applies accumulated knowledge to the world, because it requires skill and ingenuity, and especially because it produces objects of beauty. A programmer who subconsciously views himself as an artist will enjoy what he does and will do it better. ~ Donald Knuth
380:It is, therefore, possible to extend a partially specified interpretation to a complete interpretation, without loss of verifiability... This fact offers the possibility of automatic verification of programs, the programmer merely tagging entrances and one edge in each innermost loop. ~ Robert W Floyd
381:The best designers and the best programmers aren’t the ones with the best skills, or the nimblest fingers, or the ones who can rock and roll with Photoshop or their environment of choice, they are the ones that can determine what just doesn’t matter. That’s where the real gains are made. ~ Jason Fried
382:Finding a programmer to work with if you don't already know one will be a challenge. Merely judging if a programmer is exceptional vs. competent will be very hard if you are not one yourself. When you do find someone, work together informally for a while to test your compatibility. ~ Jessica Livingston
383:Some compilers allow a check during execution that subscripts do not exceed array dimensions. This is a help, but not sufficient. First, many programmers do not use such compilers because They're not efficient. (Presumably, this means that it is vital to get the wrong answers quickly.) ~ Brian Kernighan
384:Intellectual curiosity was not one of the motives on the FBI’s list. Indeed, the whole concept seemed foreign to them.
Those in authority tend to be annoyed by hackers’ general attitude of disobedience. But that disobedience is a byproduct of the qualities that make them good programmers. ~ Paul Graham
385:The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver. No playwright, no stage director, no emperor, however powerful, has ever exercised such absolute authority to arrange a stage or field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors or troops. ~ Joseph Weizenbaum
386:Proving your proficiency in a skill is far more valuable to an employer than simply stating the number of years you've spent doing it.
   ~ Marcus Tomlinson, How to become an Expert Software Engineer (and Get any Job you want): A programmers guide to the secret art of free and open source software development,
387:However, on one point he is refreshingly clear: the true value in Minecraft is not in the game, its inventor, or anything that Markus or Mojang’s programmers have done. The real value lies in the enormous community of devoted players gathering around Minecraft and filling it daily with new content. ~ Anonymous
388:It’s also a lot harder to bullshit your peers than your boss. In talking to a project manager without tech chops, programmers can make a thirty-minute job sound like a week-long polar expedition, but if their tall tale is out in the open for other programmers to see, it won’t pass the smell test. ~ Jason Fried
389:The programmers went off and coded for a while, then brought the finished work to Jeff for him to try. He found a book he wanted and pressed the 1-Click button, whereupon the program asked him a confirming question! The programmers had converted his one-click interface into a two-click interface. ~ Alan Cooper
390:The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures. ~ Fred Brooks
391:We had to learn their vocabularies in order to be able to run their problems. I could switch my vocabulary and speak highly technical for the programmers, and then tell the same things to the managers a few hours later but with a totally different vocabulary.” Innovation requires articulation. ~ Walter Isaacson
392:They decide all of that in the office. And in their smart little conferences. The teachers, they sit around in this big circle jer-jerk and all they say is Yeah, Yeah, Right, Right. All they give a fuck about is whether you behaved yourself in grammer school and what the town thinks of your family. ~ Stephen King
393:Elegance? It may seem odd to non-scientists, but there is an aesthetic in software as there is in every other area of intellectual endeavour. Truly great programmers are like great poets or great mathematicians - they can achieve in a few lines what lesser mortals can only approach in three volumes ~ John Naughton
394:In a weird way, riffing on genres is kind of a reaction to formula. When you watch so much of the programmers and the films that you just think you've seen before, it's kind of going back to the well in terms of trying to conjure up the spirit of what made you excited about films in the first place. ~ Edgar Wright
395:Don't blame me for the fact that competent programming, as I view it as an intellectual possibility, will be too difficult for the average programmer, you must not fall into the trap of rejecting a surgical technique because it is beyond the capabilities of the barber in his shop around the corner. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
396:Seymour Cray, designer of the Cray line of supercomputers, was among the greatest. He is said once to have toggled an entire operating system of his own design into a computer of his own design through its front-panel switches. In octal. Without an error. And it worked. Real Programmer macho supremo. ~ Eric S Raymond
397:The people most likely to grasp that wealth can be created are the ones who are good at making things, the craftsmen. Their hand-made objects become store-bought ones. But with the rise of industrialization there are fewer and fewer craftsmen. One of the biggest remaining groups is computer programmers. ~ Paul Graham
398:Given the choice between an extremely skilled loner and a competent-but-social programmer, XP teams consistently choose the more social candidate. The best interviewing technique is to have the candidate work with the team for a day. Pair programming provides an excellent test of technical and social skills. ~ Kent Beck
399:I've learned to trust that you know what you're doing, because it gets scary sometimes. There's a lot of money being spent. If you panic, then that kind of messes with the whole creative vibe. You can't force something to happen, you have to let it all come out and believe that you'll get there in the end. ~ Andy Grammer
400:The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
401:A hacker is someone who enjoys playful cleverness—not necessarily with computers. The programmers in the old MIT free software community of the 60s and 70s referred to themselves as hackers. Around 1980, journalists who discovered the hacker community mistakenly took the term to mean “security breaker.” ~ Richard Stallman
402:When we take the position that it is not only the programmer's responsibility to produce a correct program but also to demonstrate its correctness in a convincing manner, then the above remarks have a profound influence on the programmer's activity: the object he has to produce must be usefully structured. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
403:Her team had become NASA’s first computer programmers. The women still worked closely with the engineers, almost all of whom were men, but it was no longer enough for them just to be good at math. They needed to know how to build, fix, and run programs on the IBM computers, something the engineers rarely did. ~ Nathalia Holt
404:Since I have always preferred making plans to executing them, I have gravitated towards situations and systems that, once set into operation, could create music with little or no intervention on my part. That is to say, I tend towards the roles of planner and programmer, and then become an audience to the results ~ Brian Eno
405:If you're a doctor, or a scientist, or a computer programmer, it shouldn't matter whether you come from Nigeria, or Norway, or any other country on this earth. Today though we have a system that rewards ties of blood, ties of kin, ties of clan. That's one of the most un-American immigration systems I can imagine. ~ Tom Cotton
406:There’s a gravity and sense of importance inherent in deep work—whether you’re Ric Furrer smithing a sword or a computer programmer optimizing an algorithm. Gallagher’s theory, therefore, predicts that if you spend enough time in this state, your mind will understand your world as rich in meaning and importance. ~ Cal Newport
407:Good engineering estimates are possible only if you have two things: good information and good engineers. If the specs are crap, and a programmer is asked to conjure up a number based on an incomprehensible whiteboard scribbling, everyone should know exactly what they’re getting: a fuzzy scribble of an estimate. ~ Scott Berkun
408:In addition to the habituation and education of programmers are the constraints offered by the programming environments themselves which can be very unforgiving. Punctuation, for example, is part of the syntax of programming languages and misplaced punctuation can cause all sorts of strange bugs and errors to occur ~ Anonymous
409:My ultimate goal is to try to be real. It just so happens that I'm usually more happy than sad when I'm writing. And in general I think that life is pretty great, and it's cool to be here, so that comes through in my music. I don't have a dismal outlook, but I don't aim to make positive music. It's just what I am. ~ Andy Grammer
410:When I deal with smart IT programmers, I have a strong impression that their job has much in common with the phenomenon of how the Lord arranged the Universe and created genetics (cells, DNA, molecules, etc.). Both genetics and computer programming create their magic by performing highly intelligent coding work. ~ Sahara Sanders
411:Shortly before she died in 2011, Jean Jennings Bartik reflected proudly on the fact that all the programmers who created the first general-purpose computer were women: “Despite our coming of age in an era when women’s career opportunities were generally quite confined, we helped initiate the era of the computer. ~ Walter Isaacson
412:Well, no programmer could direct Karpov’s initiative as a whole. The best ones are like idiot savants: they know their stuff backward and forward, but that’s all they’re good for. They couldn’t direct themselves out of a paper bag.” She pursed her lips. “So again, I have to ask, who is running the operation now? ~ Eric Van Lustbader
413:Finally, I want to thank all of the writers, filmmakers, actors, artists, musicians, programmers, game designers, and geeks whose work I’ve paid tribute to in this story. These people have all entertained and enlightened me, and I hope that—like Halliday’s hunt—this book will inspire others to seek out their creations. ~ Ernest Cline
414:Any attempt to fix it with minimum effort will repair the local and obvious, but unless the structure is pure or the documentation very fine, the far-reaching effects of the repair will be overlooked. Second, the repairer is usually not the man who wrote the code, and often he is a junior programmer or trainee. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
415:Decomposing problems and procedures is recognized as a difficult problem, and elaborate methodologies have been developed to help programmers in this process. Programmers who can go a step further and make their procedural solutions to a particular problem into a generic library are rare and valuable. [O' Shea et. al. 1986] ~ Anonymous
416:We shall do a much better programming job, provided that we approach the task with a full appreciation of its tremendous difficulty, provided that we stick to modest and elegant programming languages, provided that we respect the intrinsic limitations of the human mind and approach the task as Very Humble Programmers. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
417:[Sundance] still feels significant. I don't think you can help but come here and not feel that sense of history and its significance in influencing film. And I think it still does. Some of that is based on history, but it's also based on really incredible programmers who are showcasing such an incredible variety of cinema. ~ Elijah Wood
418:The term architecture is used here to describe the attributes of a system as seen by the programmer, i.e., the conceptual structure and functional behavior, as distinct from the organization of the data flow and controls, the logical design, and the physical implementation. i. Additional details concerning the architecture ~ Fred Brooks
419:We know that blind evolutionary processes can produce human-level general intelligence, since they have already done so at least once. Evolutionary processes with foresight—that is, genetic programs designed and guided by an intelligent human programmer—should be able to achieve a similar outcome with far greater efficiency. ~ Nick Bostrom
420:And the most talented people in every occupation have huge advantages over their ordinary peers. Dean Keith Simonton, who studies greatness and genius, finds that whether it comes to songwriters, composers, scientists, programmers, or filmmakers, the top 10 percent generate as much or more output than the other 90 percent. ~ Robert I Sutton
421:inheritance is a powerful tool for reducing complexity because a programmer can focus on the generic attributes of an object without worrying about the details. If a programmer must be constantly thinking about semantic differences in subclass implementations, then inheritance is increasing complexity rather than reducing it. ~ Steve McConnell
422:When you think about it, there's no way to input things into a computer. It's all... the holes only go out, right? Like you can plug a keyboard or a mouse in but that's a trick because the computer thinks the inputs are outputs. That's a programmer trick, basically magic. The key to the future is to make holes that go in too. ~ Mark Zuckerberg
423:The Swedish indie scene is a narrow subculture kept alive by a small number of enthusiasts. Fifteen people in a basement in Skövde doesn’t sound particularly glamorous, but if someone in the future decides to track down the roots of the Swedish indie game scene, he or she will probably discover a programmer meet-up just like this one. ~ Anonymous
424:For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, could be so useless. And then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match. ~ Bill Bryson
425:For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, could be so useless, and then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match. ~ Bill Bryson
426:Programming is how we talk to the machines that are increasingly woven into our lives. If you aren't a programmer, you're like one of the unlettered people of the Middle Ages who were told what to think by the literate priesthood. We had a Renaissance when more people could read and write; we'll have another one when everyone programs. ~ Tim O Reilly
427:Your programmers are going as fast as they reasonably can. There may be ways that the code can be improved over time, so that they can go faster. There are almost certainly ways to reduce defect injection, which saves you all that fixing time. Those are improvements that take time to make, and they cannot be made by a team under pressure. ~ Anonymous
428:The government spying on people doesn’t literally make programmers write worse code. It just leads eventually to a world in which bad ideas will win. And because this is so important to hackers, they’re especially sensitive to it. They can sense totalitarianism approaching from a distance, as animals can sense an approaching thunderstorm. ~ Paul Graham
429:Based on my years of experience in the software factory, I’ve concluded that the real difference between mediocre programmers and great programmers is this: attitude. Good programming lies in taking a professional approach, and wanting to write the best software you can, within the real-world constraints and pressures of the software factory. ~ Anonymous
430:The final result is a system where programmers, artists, animators, and designers are productively programming directly in an S-expression Scheme-like language. Dan closed his talk by wowing the audience with the trailer for the game, which has now been released and is garnering extremely positive reviews. ~ https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9810342,
431:They may have used alien technology in these things,” she said. “But the software they installed to run it all was clearly created by humans—overworked, underpaid programmers like me who take all kinds of shortcuts. The security protocols on the file-sharing system are a total joke. It only took me about five minutes to jailbreak this thing. ~ Ernest Cline
432:All the things I used to count on to get my music out there - record companies, they're all gone. And radio stations, they're gone - they're completely controlled by the government. If they're not controlled by the government, they're controlled by a programmer who's controlled by the government. Mainstream radio is suspect. You can't trust it. ~ Neil Young
433:I believe C++ instills fear in programmers, fear that the interaction of some details causes unpredictable results. Its unmanageable complexity has spawned more fear-preventing tools than any other language, but the solution should have been to create and use a language that does not overload the whole goddamn human brain with irrelevant details. ~ Erik Naggum
434:All programmers are optimists. Perhaps this modern sorcery especially attracts those who believe in happy endings and fairy godmothers. Perhaps the hundreds of nitty frustrations drive away all but those who habitually focus on the end goal. Perhaps it is merely that computers are young, programmers are younger, and the young are always optimists. ~ Fred Brooks
435:Humble and Farley define the difference between unit and acceptance testing as, “The aim of a unit test is to show that a single part of the application does what the programmer intends it to....The objective of acceptance tests is to prove that our application does what the customer meant it to, not that it works the way its programmers think it should. ~ Gene Kim
436:The corollary of constant change is ignorance. This is not often talked about: we computer experts barely know what we're doing. We're good at fussing and figuring out. We function well in a sea of unknowns. Our experience has only prepared us to deal with confusion. A programmer who denies this is probably lying, or else is densely unaware of himself. ~ Ellen Ullman
437:When people write software, they are not writing it for themselves. In fact, they are not even writing primarily for the computer. Rather, good programmers know that code is written for the next human being who has to read it in order to maintain or reuse it. If that person cannot understand the code, it’s all but useless in a realistic development scenario. ~ Mark Lutz
438:In May 2010, a Florida programmer by the name of Laszlo Hanyecz wanted to test the technology. He offered to buy a pizza for 10,000 coins. The pizza arrived. For several days after that, Hanyecz bought 10,000-bitcoin pizzas. I bet he regrets it now. Ten thousand bitcoins would at one stage be worth over 12 million dollars. Twelve million bucks for a pizza! ~ Dominic Frisby
439:You become a serious programmer by going through a stage where you are fully aware of the degree to which you know the specification, meaning both the explicit and the tacit specification of your language and of your problem. "Hey, it works most of the time" is the very antithesis of a serious programmer, and certain languages can only support code like that. ~ Erik Naggum
440:The best programs are written so that computing machines can perform them quickly and so that human beings can understand them clearly. A programmer is ideally an essayist who works with traditional aesthetic and literary forms as well as mathematical concepts, to communicate the way that an algorithm works and to convince a reader that the results will be correct. ~ Donald Knuth
441:Disney and Apple/Microsoft are in the same business: short-circuiting laborious, explicit verbal communication with expensively designed interfaces....

We have no choice but to trust some nameless artist at Disney or programmer at Apple or Microsoft to make a few choices for us, close off some options, and give us a conveniently packaged executive summary. ~ Neal Stephenson
442:Kata is a term used by some programmers in the Software Craftsmanship[9] movement. Computer programmers who call themselves Software Craftsmen[10] will write Kata[11]
   - small snippets of code that they write in one sitting, sometimes repeatedly,[12] often daily, in order to build muscle memory and practise their craft, much like a soldier, a musician, a doctor or a dancer.[13] ~ ?,
443:In this respect a program is like a poem: you cannot write a poem without writing it. Yet people talk about programming as if it were a production process and measure "programmer productivity" in terms of "number of lines of code produced". In so doing they book that number on the wrong side of the ledger: we should always refer to "the number of lines of code spent". ~ Edsger Dijkstra
444:The best programs are written so that computing machines can perform them quickly and so that human beings can understand them clearly. A programmer is ideally an essayist who works with traditional aesthetic and literary forms as well as mathematical concepts, to communicate the way that an algorithm works and to convince a reader that the results will be correct. ~ Donald Ervin Knuth
445:I found an entry for the Beidr, of the Unon Plane, an aggressive and enterprising people with highly advanced material technologies, who have been in trouble more than once with the Interplanary Agency for interfering on other planes. The tourist guidebook gives them the symbols that mean “of special interest to engineers, computer programmers, and systems analysts.”) ~ Ursula K Le Guin
446:It is not enough for code to work. Code that works is often badly broken. Programmers who satisfy themselves with merely working code are behaving unprofessionally. They may fear that they don’t have time to improve the structure and design of their code, but I disagree. Nothing has a more profound and long-term degrading effect upon a development project than bad code. ~ Robert C Martin
447:On every full moon, rituals ... take place on hilltops, beaches, in open fields and in ordinary houses. Writers, teachers, nurses, computer programmers, artists, lawyers, poets, plumbers, and auto mechanics -- women and men from many backgrounds come together to celebrate the mysteries of the Triple Goddess of the Dance of Life. The religion they practice is called Witchcraft. ~ Starhawk
448:Why is it that we reward programmers who work all night to remove the errors they put into their programs, or managers who make drastic organizational changes to resolve the crises their poor management has created? Why not reward the programmers who design so well that they don’t have dramatic errors, and managers whose organizations stay out of crisis mode? Organizing ~ Gerald M Weinberg
449:Observe that for the programmer, as for the chef, the urgency of the patron may govern the scheduled completion of the task, but it cannot govern the actual completion. An omelette, promised in two minutes, may appear to be progressing nicely. But when it has not set in two minutes, the customer has two choices - wait or eat it raw. Software customers have had the same choices. ~ Fred Brooks
450:Autism is a big continuum, going from someone who remains nonverbal, all the way up to geniuses on Silicon Valley. And some kids are visual thinkers like me. Other kids are pattern thinkers - your mathematicians, your programmers. And there are others, they are word thinkers. Uneven skills. You need to take the thing that they're good at and you need to work on developing it. ~ Temple Grandin
451:Implement "is a" through public inheritance. When a programmer decides to create a new class by inheriting from an existing class, that programmer is saying that the new class "is a" more specialized version of the older class. The base class sets expectations about how the derived class will operate and imposes constraints on how the derived class can operate (Meyers 1998). ~ Steve McConnell
452:I have long enjoyed asking candidate programmers, "Where is next November?" If the question is too cryptic, then, "Tell me about your mental model of the calendar." The really good programmers have strong spatial senses; they usually have geometric models of time; and they quite often understand the first question without elaboration. They have highly individualistic models. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
453:lack drama. Why is it that we reward programmers who work all night to remove the errors they put into their programs, or managers who make drastic organizational changes to resolve the crises their poor management has created? Why not reward the programmers who design so well that they don’t have dramatic errors, and managers whose organizations stay out of crisis mode? Organizing ~ Gerald M Weinberg
454:The really good programmers spend a lot of time programming. I haven’t seen very good programmers who don’t spend a lot of time programming. If I don’t program for two or three days, I need to do it. And you get better at it—you get quicker at it. The side effect of writing all this other stuff is that when you get to doing ordinary problems, you can do them very quickly. - Joe Armstrong ~ Peter Seibel
455:If your whole team consists of novice programmers, your expertise will give you considerable power; but if the other team members are also experts, they will attach less importance to your technical expertise. In that case, they’ll pay more attention to organizational power, like the power to acquire extra hardware, to extend the schedule, or to capture a more interesting assignment. ~ Gerald M Weinberg
456:Observe that for the programmer, as for the chef, the urgency of the patron may govern the scheduled completion of the task, but it cannot govern the actual completion. An omelette, promised in two minutes, may appear to be progressing nicely. But when it has not set in two minutes, the customer has two choices—wait or eat it raw. Software customers have had the same choices. The ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr
457:When a machine manages to be simultaneously meaningful and surprising in the same rich way, it too compels a mentalistic interpretation. Of course, somewhere behind the scenes, there are programmers who, in principle, have a mechanical interpretation. But even for them, that interpretation loses its grip as the working program fills its memory with details too voluminous for them to grasp. ~ Ray Kurzweil
458:Java was, as Gosling says in the first Java white paper, designed for average programmers. It's a perfectly legitimate goal to design a language for average programmers. (Or for that matter for small children, like Logo.) But it is also a legitimate, and very different, goal to design a language for good programmers. ~ Paul Graham (2001) "Arc: An Unfinished Dialect of Lisp." paulgraham.com, November 2001.
459:I should have my own show by now. Yeah. How many damn sitcoms does Kelsey Grammer need? How many more stupid Housewives do they need throwing tables and limbs at each other. Yeah, I guess I need to take off my artificial leg and throw it at Vanderpump. I like doing live shows - it's just getting to them that's a hassle.Doing films is fun too ... a good film ... but there's a lot of waiting around. ~ Judy Tenuta
460:But if the testing is decoupled from the programming task, if it is done by someone else, that programmer cannot enjoy an immediate uptick to inner work life. The key, then, is to design each job so that, in the act of carrying out the work, people gain knowledge about the results of their effort. Ideally, this should be a feature of every job in every contemporary organization. Is it, in yours? ~ Teresa Amabile
461:It was an IBM machine, archaic now but gaudy then. The university owned it, in effect, and it lay inside a room that none but the machine’s professional caretakers could enter during the day. But Alsing found out that a student could just walk into that room at night and play with the computer. Alsing didn’t drink much and he never took any other drugs. “I was a midnight programmer,” he confessed. ~ Tracy Kidder
462:Lisp has jokingly been called "the most intelligent way to misuse a computer". I think that description is a great compliment because it transmits the full flavor of liberation: it has assisted a number of our most gifted fellow humans in thinking previously impossible thoughts. ~ Edsger W. Dijkstra, The Humble Programmer, 1972 Turing Award Lecture, Communications of the ACM 15 (10), (October 1972): pp. 859–866.
463:The sense of possibility so necessary for success comes not just from inside us or from our parents. It comes from our time: from the particular opportunities that our particular place in history presents us with. For a young would-be lawyer, being born in the early 1930's was a magic time, just as being born in 1955 was for a software programmer, or being born in 1835 was for an entrepreneur. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
464:What was amazing was that a large team of highly intelligent programmers could labor so hard and so long on such an unpromising project. You know, you shouldn’t trust us intelligent programmers. We can think up such good arguments for convincing ourselves and each other of the utterly absurd. Especially don’t believe us when we promise to repeat an earlier success, only bigger and better next time. ~ C A R Hoare
465:Legacy code. The phrase strikes disgust in the hearts of programmers. It conjures images of slogging through a murky swamp of tangled undergrowth with leaches beneath and stinging flies above. It conjures odors of murk, slime, stagnancy, and offal. Although our first joy of programming may have been intense, the misery of dealing with legacy code is often sufficient to extinguish that flame. ~ Michael C Feathers
466:The complexity of C++ (even more complexity has been added in the new C++), and the resulting impact on productivity, is no longer justified. All the hoops that the C++ programmer had to jump through in order to use a C-compatible language make no sense anymore - they're just a waste of time and effort. Now, Go makes much more sense for the class of problems that C++ was originally intended to solve. ~ Bruce Eckel
467:Programmer Chris Camfield was in charge of implementing the tactical layer battle mechanics. A lifelong player of pencil-and-paper role-playing games as well as strategy board games, Camfield instinctively turned to RPG sourcebooks (tomes of information compiled to assist role players in creating more vibrant worlds) for more detail, taking advantage of the meticulous research published by other designers. ~ Anonymous
468:You see, programmers tend to be arrogant, self-absorbed introverts. We didn’t get into this business because we like people. Most of us got into programming because we prefer to deeply focus on sterile minutia, juggle lots of concepts simultaneously, and in general prove to ourselves that we have brains the size of a planet, all while not having to interact with the messy complexities of other people. ~ Robert C Martin
469:Algorithms do exactly what they’re programmed to do, which sometimes creates a challenge for programmers. They call it the “genie problem.” Right now, machines will deliver you exactly what you wish for—and we’re not capable yet of wishing for the right thing. We can certainly use algorithms to supplement our thinking, but knowing what’s ahead still requires people who can listen, analyze, and make connections. ~ Amy Webb
470:that there is no agreement on what a programming language really is and what its main purpose is supposed to be. Is a programming language a tool for instructing machines? A means of communicating between programmers? A vehicle for expressing high-level designs? A notation for algorithms? A way of expressing relationships between concepts? A tool for experimentation? A means of controlling computerized devices ~ Anonymous
471:A staggering $312 billion per year is spent on the wage bills for programmers debugging their software. To put that in perspective, that’s two times all Eurozone bailouts since 2008! This huge, but realistic, figure comes from research carried out by Cambridge University’s Judge Business School.[9] You have a responsibility to fix bugs faster: to save the global economy. The state of the world is in your hands. ~ Anonymous
472:You see, programmers tend to be arrogant, self-absorbed introverts. We didn’t get into this business because we like people. Most of us got into programming because we prefer to deeply focus on sterile minutia, juggle lots of concepts simultaneously, and in general prove to ourselves that we have brains the size of a planet, all while not having to interact with the messy complexities of other people. Yes, ~ Robert C Martin
473:That is at the heart of the concept of “scale,” which is very much a common denominator in motivating the region’s programmers, hardware hackers, and venture capitalists. It is not enough to make a profit, or to create something that is beautiful. It has to have an impact. It has to be something that goes under 95 percent of the world’s Christmas trees, or offers clean water or electricity to billions of people. ~ John Markoff
474:After moving to Los Angeles in the early '90s, I started looking into "music for picture" more seriously and in broader scope. My collaboration as a programmer and arranger with Graeme Revell exposed me for the first time to the full spectrum of film music, including the hectic demands of orchestral scoring and the power politics surrounding the finalization of any score for a major motion picture in Hollywood. ~ Paul Haslinger
475:When we look at these historical women and what they've gone through, it's shocking to recognize some of our own experiences in theirs. When you look at someone like Ada Lovelace who is the first computer programmer, during her lifetime doctors said that was really sick because she was trying to use a masculine kind of brain that she didn't have. Today, her legacy of being the first programmer is stil disputed. ~ Anita Sarkeesian
476:if you program a purpose into a computer program, does that constitute its will? Does it have free will, if a programmer programmed its purpose? Is that programming any different from the way we are programmed by our genes and brains? Is a programmed will a servile will? Is human will a servile will? And is not the servile will the home and source of all feelings of defilement, infection, transgression, and rage? ~ Kim Stanley Robinson
477:Premature Precision Both business and programmers are tempted to fall into the trap of premature precision. Business people want to know exactly what they are going to get before they authorize a project. Developers want to know exactly what they are supposed to deliver before they estimate the project. Both sides want a precision that simply cannot be achieved, and are often willing to waste a fortune trying to attain it. ~ Robert C Martin
478:Programmers waste enormous amounts of time thinking about, or worrying about, the speed of noncritical parts of their programs, and these attempts at efficiency actually have a strong negative impact when debugging and maintenance are considered. We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. Yet we should not pass up our opportunities in that critical 3%. ~ Donald Knuth
479:Set your sights higher. Don’t think of yourself as a programmer at a specific company—after all, it’s not likely that you’ll be at the same place forever—but as a participating member of an industry. You are a craftsperson or an artist. You have something to share beyond the expense-reporting application you’re developing for your human resources department or the bugs you’ve got stacked up in your company’s issue-tracking system. ~ Chad Fowler
480:A company that is not designed to create high-tech products is very unlikely to have the culture or the DNA that it takes to create high-tech products. So if you are a high-tech person in that company, then you're basically a glorified typist in some sense. It's very unlikely that the kind of people who would be successful in an entertainment company would even understand what programmers do that makes them more than typists. ~ Jessica Livingston
481:Indeed, it seems the prescription for highest software productivity is almost a Zen paradox; if you want the most efficient production, you must give up trying to make programmers produce. Handle their subsistence, give them their heads, and forget about deadlines. To a conventional manager this sounds crazily indulgent and doomed — but it is exactly the recipe with which the open-source culture is now clobbering its competition. ~ Eric S Raymond
482:The Escalation programmers come from a completely different background, and the codebase is all STL this, boost that, fill-up-the-property list, dispatch the event, and delegate that. I had been harboring some suspicions that our big codebases might benefit from the application of some more of the various “modern” C++ design patterns, despite seeing other large game codebases suffer under them. I have since recanted that suspicion. ~ John Carmack
483:The rapid rise of communication and collaboration technologies has transformed many other formerly local markets into a similarly universal bazaar. The small company looking for a computer programmer or public relations consultant now has access to an international marketplace of talent in the same way that the advent of the record store allowed the small-town music fan to bypass local musicians to buy albums from the world’s best bands. ~ Cal Newport
484:This is why so many of the best programmers are libertarians. In our world, you sink or swim, and there are no excuses. When those far removed from the creation of wealth — undergraduates, reporters, politicians — hear that the richest 5% of the people have half the total wealth, they tend to think injustice! An experienced programmer would be more likely to think is that all? The top 5% of programmers probably write 99% of the good software. ~ Paul Graham
485:When the words are fuzzy, the programmers reflexively retreat to the most precise method of articulation available: source code. Although there is nothing more precise than code, there is also nothing more permanent or resistant to change. So the situation frequently crops up where nomenclature confusion drives programmers to begin coding prematurely, and that code becomes the de facto design, regardless of its appropriateness or correctness. ~ Amari Cooper
486:To better understand the predicament of someone who is rational but emotionless, consider computers. Give a computer a program to run, and it will use flawless logic to execute it. But unless you give a computer a program to run, it will just sit there. Computers need a motivating force before they will do anything, and it is the job of the programmer to provide this motivating force. Damasio’s patient was like an unprogrammed computer. His ~ William B Irvine
487:Debugging: what an odd word. As if "bugging" were the job of putting in bugs, and debugging the task of removing them. But no. The job of putting in bugs is called programming. A programmer writes some code and inevitably makes the mistakes that result in the malfunctions called bugs. Then, for some period of time, normally longer than the time it takes to design and write the code in the first place, the programmer tries to remove the mistakes. ~ Ellen Ullman
488:The difference between the best worker on computer hardware and the average may be 2 to 1, if you're lucky. With automobiles, maybe 2 to 1. But in software, it's at least 25 to 1. The difference between the average programmer and a great one is at least that. The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world. And when you're in a field where the dynamic range is 25 to 1, boy, does it pay off. ~ Steve Jobs
489:With the exceptional talent that is Guy Sigsworth as producer and collaborator, we have recorded a collection of original songs that sees me moving away from a generic line up and back into the world of a programmer. Born of reconstructed improvisation I like to think of it as Prog-Pop, but I also like to think of big dogs as small horses. So don’t hang on to that thought long. Unless, of course, you think it astute of me in which case I am right ~ Alison Moyet
490:it’s confusing to have a controller and a manager and a driver in the same
code base. What is the essential difference between a DeviceManager and a Protocol-Controller? Why are both not controllers or both not managers? Are they both Drivers really? The name leads you to expect two objects that have very different type as well as
having different classes.

A consistent lexicon is a great boon to the programmers who must use your code. ~ Robert C Martin
491:In 1905, when you went motoring, you took your mechanic. Twenty-five years later, mass production revolutionized the role of the automobile, but buying a Ford wouldn't have made sense if everyone still needed a mechanic on board. In 1955, when you used your computer, you took your programmer. Twenty-five years later, mass production revolutionized the role of the computer, but buying a micro wouldn't have made sense if everyone still needed a programmer. ~ Gerald Weinberg
492:Like, if you go to New York and you get the best cabdriver in the city, you might get there thirty percent faster than with an average taxicab driver. A 2 to 1 gain would be pretty big. In software, it’s at least 25 to 1. The difference between the average programmer and a great one is at least that. We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world. And when you’re in a field where the dynamic range is 25 to 1, boy, does it pay off. ~ Brent Schlender
493:Programmers are always surrounded by complexity; we cannot avoid it. Our applications are complex because we are ambitious to use our computers in ever more sophisticated ways. Programming is complex because of the large number of conflicting objectives for each of our programming projects. If our basic tool, the language in which we design and code our programs, is also complicated, the language itself becomes part of the problem rather than part of its solution. ~ C A R Hoare
494:Our intellectual powers are rather geared to master static relations and that our powers to visualize processes evolving in time are relatively poorly developed. For that reason we should do (as wise programmers aware of our limitations) our utmost to shorten the conceptual gap between the static program and the dynamic process, to make the correspondence between the program (spread out in text space) and the process (spread out in time) as trivial as possible. ~ Edsger Dijkstra
495:There is even a view, not uncommonly expressed, that might best be regarded as a combination of A and D (or perhaps B and D)-a possibility that will actually feature significantly in our later deliberations. According to this view, the brain's action is indeed that of a computer, but it is a computer of such wonderful complexity that its imitation is beyond the wit of man and science, being necessarily a divine creation of God-the 'best programmer in the business'! ~ Roger Penrose
496:Although my own previous enthusiasm has been for syntactically rich languages like the Algol family, I now see clearly and concretely the force of Minsky's 1970 Turing lecture, in which he argued that Lisp's uniformity of structure and power of self reference gave the programmer capabilities whose content was well worth the sacrifice of visual form. ~ Robert Floyd, "The Paradigms of Programming", 1978 Turing Award Lecture, Communications of the ACM 22 (8), August 1979: pp. 455–460.
497:I don’t predict the demise of object-oriented programming, by the way. Though I don’t think it has much to offer good programmers, except in certain specialized domains, it is irresistible to large organizations. Object-oriented programming offers a sustainable way to write spaghetti code. It lets you accrete programs as a series of patches. Large organizations always tend to develop software this way, and I expect this to be as true in a hundred years as it is today. ~ Paul Graham
498:Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” Personal responsibility, or proactivity, is fundamental to the first creation. Returning to the computer metaphor, Habit 1 says, “You are the programmer.” Habit 2, then, says, “Write the program. ~ Stephen R Covey
499:I do not blame programmers for hard-to-use software, and I'm very sorry to have given any programmer a contrary impression. With few exceptions, the programmers I know are diligent and conscientious in their desire to please end users and are unceasing in their efforts to improve their programs' quality. Just like users, programmers are simply another victim of a flawed process that leaves them too little time, too many conflicting orders, and utterly insufficient guidance. ~ Alan Cooper
500:Russians had a reputation for being the best programmers on Wall Street, and Serge thought he knew why: They had been forced to learn to program computers without the luxury of endless computer time. Many years later, when he had plenty of computer time, Serge still wrote out new programs on paper before typing them into the machine. “In Russia, time on the computer was measured in minutes,” he said. “When you write a program, you are given a tiny time slot to make it work. ~ Michael Lewis

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Ex Machina (2014) ::: 7.7/10 -- R | 1h 48min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 24 April 2015 (USA) -- A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I. Director: Alex Garland Writer:
Faults (2014) ::: 6.7/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 29min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 March 2015 (USA) -- A cult deprogrammer must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult. Director: Riley Stearns Writer: Riley Stearns
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The Pentagon Wars (1998) ::: 7.3/10 -- R | 1h 44min | Comedy, War | TV Movie 28 February 1998 -- Story of a cover up in the military. Director: Richard Benjamin Writers: James Burton (book), Jamie Malanowski (teleplay) | 1 more credit Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes, Viola Davis
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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku -- -- Connect, SILVER LINK. -- 12 eps -- Light novel -- Adventure Fantasy Harem -- Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku -- Ichirou Suzuki, a programmer nearing his thirties, is drowning in work. Worn out, he eventually has a chance to catch up on sleep, only to wake up and discover himself in a fantasy RPG world, which is mashed together from the games he was debugging in reality. In this new place, he realizes that not only has his appearance changed to a younger version of himself, but his name has also changed to Satou, a nickname he used while running beta tests on games. -- -- However, before Satou can fully grasp his situation, an army of lizardmen launch an assault on him. Forced to cast a powerful spell in retaliation, Satou wipes them out completely and his level is boosted to 310, effectively maximizing his stats. Now, as a high-leveled adventurer armed with a plethora of skills and no way to return to reality, Satou sets out to explore this magical new world. -- -- 350,234 6.51
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon -- -- Kyoto Animation -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Slice of Life Comedy Fantasy -- Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon -- As Kobayashi sets off for another day at work, she opens her apartment door only to be met by an unusually frightening sight—the head of a dragon, staring at her from across the balcony. The dragon immediately transforms into a cute, busty, and energetic young girl dressed in a maid outfit, introducing herself as Tooru. -- -- It turns out that the stoic programmer had come across the dragon the previous night on a drunken excursion to the mountains, and since the mythical beast had nowhere else to go, she had offered the creature a place to stay in her home. Thus, Tooru had arrived to cash in on the offer, ready to repay her savior's kindness by working as her personal maidservant. Though deeply regretful of her words and hesitant to follow through on her promise, a mix of guilt and Tooru's incredible dragon abilities convinces Kobayashi to take the girl in. -- -- Despite being extremely efficient at her job, the maid's unorthodox methods of housekeeping often end up horrifying Kobayashi and at times bring more trouble than help. Furthermore, the circumstances behind the dragon's arrival on Earth seem to be much more complicated than at first glance, as Tooru bears some heavy emotions and painful memories. To top it all off, Tooru's presence ends up attracting several other mythical beings to her new home, bringing in a host of eccentric personalities. Although Kobayashi makes her best effort to handle the crazy situation that she has found herself in, nothing has prepared her for this new life with a dragon maid. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- 826,046 8.01
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Stella no Mahou -- -- SILVER LINK. -- 12 eps -- 4-koma manga -- Game Slice of Life Comedy School -- Stella no Mahou Stella no Mahou -- Upon enrolling in high school, Tamaki Honda joins a club for making doujin games known as the SNS Club. Joined by programmer Shiina, writer Ayame, and composer Kayo, Tamaki begins working as an illustrator for the club's next game. -- -- (Source: Wikipedia) -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- 34,275 6.86
Subete ga F ni Naru -- -- A-1 Pictures -- 11 eps -- Novel -- Sci-Fi Mystery Psychological -- Subete ga F ni Naru Subete ga F ni Naru -- In a research facility hidden away on a remote island, genius programmer Shiki Magata has lived as a recluse for years. She rarely sees guests, but associate professor Souhei Saikawa and university student Moe Nishinosono still seek her out. However, their meeting is cut short when they are caught up in a locked-room murder mystery. -- -- Everything is not as it seems, and many secrets are hidden. Within an isolated facility, a seemingly impossible and gruesome crime takes place, and Saikawa and Moe must unravel the truth behind the murder and Magata's shrouded past. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- 141,702 7.27
Tantei Gakuen Q -- -- Studio Pierrot -- 45 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Mystery Police Shounen -- Tantei Gakuen Q Tantei Gakuen Q -- Kyuu is your average boy with a knack for logic and reasoning. Desiring to become a detective, he finds out about the existence of the Dan Detective School (DDS); a famed school where students are allowed to bear arms. Together with Megu, a girl with photographic memory, the martial arts master Kinta, the genius programmer Kazuma and the mysterious Ryuu, Kyuu tackles many well planned out crimes, always seeking the truth. -- TV - Apr 15, 2003 -- 28,923 7.76
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