On Software

UNIX is simple. But It just needs a genius to understand its simplicity. 
--Dennis Ritchie 
Before software can be reusable, it first has to be usable. 
 --Ralph Johnson 
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. 
--Fred Brooks 
It's hard enough to find an error in your code when you're looking for it; 
It's even harder when you've assumed your code is error-free. 
-- Steve McConnell Code Complete 
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure and the  intelligent are full of doubt. 
--Bertrand Russell 
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, 
Then programming must be the process of putting them in. 
--Edsger Dijkstra 
You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic; 
You cannot have both at the same time. 
--Bertrand Meyer 
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third works. 
--Alan J. Perlis 
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring  aircraft building progress by weight. 
--Bill Gates 
The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. 
The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time. 
--Tom Cargill 
Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs. 
The Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. 
So far the Universe is winning. 
Theory is when you know something, but it doesn't work. 
Practice is when something works, but you don't know why it works. 
Programmers combine Theory and Practice: Nothing works and they don't know why. 
 The Six Phases of a Project: 
·         Enthusiasm 
·         Disillusionment 
·         Panic 
·         Search for the Guilty 
·         Punishment of the Innocent 
·         Praise for non-participants 

The lesson that both Steve Jobs & Bill Gates have taught us: - 

No matter how slick (efficient) the demo is in rehearsal, 
When you do it in front of a live audience   
The probability of a flawless presentation   
Is inversely proportional to the number of people watching


No comments:

Welcome To Online Treasure where we share the best from the Internet!!