If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more ‘user-friendly’ Their best approach, so far, has been to take all the old brochures, and stamp the words, ‘user-friendly’ on the cover
Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e. it always increases.
Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it.
Programmer – an organism that turns coffee into software.