“Definition of Programming: The most fun you can have with your clothes on, although clothes are not mandatory.”

“Wanted: Young, skinny, wirey fellows not over 18. Must be expert riders willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages $25 per week.”
Pony Express advertisement, 1860

“Coding in isolation for too long is dangerous.”

“Are we geeks? Sure, but who cares.”
Tim Huntsman

“Well, I´ve been doing really well for the last six weeks, but today, you know, things were really bad and I slipped six months.”
Unknown programmer

“Viewed as work, software development is a pretty unattractive profession. Find another view of it. I suggest you see it as play.”
Jim McCarthy

“Never use the latest version of software until it has been out for a while. They don´t call it the bleeding edge for nothing.”
Andrew Rollings

“Optimization Rule #1: The fastest code is code that is never executed.”
Andrew Rollings

“A few months in the laboratory can frequently save a few hours in the library.”
Andrew Rollings

“Any sufficienctly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke

“Herein, wenn es kein Lichtstrahl ist!”
Professor Nachtigaller (“Die 13 ½ Leben…”)

“Estimate the time you think it should take, multiply bei 2, add 3, and change the unit of measure to the next higher unit.”
Westheimer´s Time Estimation Rule

“The generation of random numbers is too important to be left by chance.”

“Kein Lob vor Alpha.”
Achim Haaz

“Bad fashion can discourage normal people from interacting with the programmer and talking about the cute things their children do.”
Scott Adams

„it can´t be done“ = code phrase = „it´s not fun to do“

„Verhältnisse sind bei mir im Moment etwas anderes. 3/5 z.B. ist ein Verhältnis.“
Namentlich bekannter Programmierer

“Stand on the shoulders of giants. There are few brand-new ideas in the world; read what others have done rather than trying to invent everything yourself.”
Michael Abrash

“Programming is not a zero-sum game. Share what you have learned, and learn from others. Having to explain something forces you to know it cold. It also makes you known, and leads to interesting opportunities.”
Michael Abrash

“Outside technical areas, perception is far more important than logic. But we have persisted in focusing on logic.”
Edward de Bono

“Wenn man verheiratet ist, kommt man leichter durch den Winter.”
Aus „Immer Ärger mit Harry“

“Premature optimization is the root of all evil.“

“Prediction 18: In the future, computer-using men will be the sexiest males.”
Scott Adams

Don´t be dump; ask for help.“

„The data-driven approach worked so well that, through much of our development, Thief and System Shock 2 (two very different games) used the same executable and simply chose a different object hierarchy and data set at run time.“
Tom Leonhard

„Moral of the story – do your best, but don’t lose sleep over it.”
Trenton Shumay

“Maybe PC’s just aren’t really a suitable gaming platform.”
Iggy King

“They say if you play the Windows CD backward, you can hear satanic words.”
“Oh, that’s nothing. If you play it forward it installs Windows.”

“Comfortable seating is extremely important in any long-term experiment.”
Graeme J. Devine

“You know, these were guys who would come in at 2 A.M. and work till midnight the next night, then disappear for two days. That’s how programmers operate, and I had to accept that.“
Ray Kassar (Atari)

“Code isn’t impressed by college degrees and large salaries.”
Kent Beck

“When the system requires that you have to duplicate code, it is asking for refractoring.”
Kent Beck

“If you know that someone else will soon (in a few hours) be looking at what you are writing at the moment, you will think twice before putting in a complexity you can’t immediately justify.”
Kent Beck

„Yesterday I couldn’t spell engineer – now I are one.“

"Objektorientierte Techniken verkürzen weder die Entwicklungszeit des ersten noch des zweiten Projekts. Aber das fünfte Projekt in derselben Familie wird mit Überlichtgeschwindigkeit erledigt."
James M. Coggins

"Die  Fehlerbereinigung eines Systems war zu allen Zeiten Nachtarbeit, wie die Astronomie."
Frederick P. Brooks jun.

"Das Wasserfallmodell zeigt, wie die meisten Leute im Jahre 1975 über Software-Projekte dachten."
Frederick P. Brooks jun.


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