career’s funs – 7

If programming languages are cutleries, still some high respect for Ruby… My experience is that if some languages or technologies come with much bells and whistles, noone would mention about them in the next few years. I just need to keep with me a katana!

here are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. (Charles Antony Richard Hoare)

A good programmer is someone who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street. (Doug Linder)

Being abstract is something profoundly different from being vague… The purpose of abstraction is not to be vague, but to create a new semantic level in which one can be absolutely precise. (Edsger Dijkstra)

It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter. (Nathaniel S. Borenstein)

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

There are only two kinds of programming languages: those people always bitch about and those nobody uses. (Bjarne Stroustrup)

The C programming language, a language which combines the flexibility of assembly language with the power of assembly language. (unknown)

The last good thing written in C# was Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. (unknown)

The problem with using C++ … is that there’s already a strong tendency in the language to require you to know everything before you can do anything. (Larry Wall)

A system composed of 100,000 lines of C++ is not be sneezed at… The real test of OOP will come when systems of 1 to 10 million lines of code are developed. (Ed Yourdon)

Computer language design is just like a stroll in the park. Jurassic Park, that is. (Larry Wall)

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