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, 18 May 2014
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Some of my favorite programming quotes

Hey guys, below are some of my favorite quotes , I hope you like them.

“Programming can be fun, so can cryptography; however they should not be combined. ” - Kreitzberg and Shneiderman

"Java is, in many ways, C++--." — Michael Feldman.

"How C++ is like teenage sex:
It is on everyone's mind all the time.
Everyone talks about it all the time.
Everyone thinks everyone else is doing it.
Almost no one is really doing it.
The few who are doing it are: A. Doing it poorly. B. Sure it will be better next time. C. Not practicing it safely."

"A UNIX saleslady, Lenore Likes work, but likes the beach more. She found a clever way To mix work with play...
She sells C shells by the seashore."

“The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order-of-

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.” ...........(Bill Gates)

“To iterate is human, to recurse divine.”...............(L. Peter Deutsch)

“The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.”

“Saying that Java is nice because it works on all OSes is like saying that anal sex is nice because it works on all genders.”....

“If Java had true garbage collection, most programs would delete themselves upon execution.” ..........(Robert Sewell)

“Software is like sex: It’s better when it’s free.” ...........(Linus Torvalds)

“Good code is its own best documentation.”...............(Steve McConnell)

“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)

“Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are–by definition–not smart enough to debug it.”..............(Brian Kernighan)

“If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.”.................(Edsger W. Dijkstra)

“Programming is like sex: one mistake and you’re providing support for a lifetime.” ............(Michael Sinz)

“There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.” ...........(Alan J. Perlis)

“Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork.” .............(Sam Ewing)

“The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.”.......(Edsger W. Dijkstra)

"To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password."

"The more I C, the less I see."

"C programmers never die. They are just cast into void."


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My name is Animesh Shaw, Currently I am pursuing B. Tech in Computer Science. My Screen name is Psycho_Coder. I am active in many Security or Ethical Hacking forums. I love programming and exploring the depths of Computer Science.
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