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The line of code you don’t write is the line of code you never have to debug.

– Steve Jobs

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

– Bill Gates

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 W. Kernighan

First solve the problem then write the code.

– John Johnson

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

– Martin Golding

When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code.

– Richard Pattis

Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.

– Linus Torvalds

Good code is its own best documentation. As you’re about to add a comment, ask yourself, ‘How can I improve the code so that this comment isn’t needed?’

– Steve McConnell

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.

– Alan Kay

Pasting code from the Internet into production code is like chewing gum found in the street.

– Unknown

Programming can be fun, so can cryptography; however then should not be combined.

– Kreitzberg and Shneiderman

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

– Albert Einstein

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

– Albert Einstein

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.

– Edsger Dijkstra

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