Wisdom in Code: Programming Quotes Collection

Explore the profound insights of programming legends in this concise collection of coding quotes. From testing principles to the artistry of code, let these succinct words from industry pioneers inspire your coding journey.

"A program that has not been tested does not work."
- Bjarne Stroustrup

"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand."
- Martin Fowler

"It's harder to read code than to write it."
- Joel Spolsky

"This is a software-powered world."
- Satya Nadella

"Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering."
- Bill Gates

"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1,000 lines of code."
- Ken Thompson

"Nothing works better than just improving your product."
- Joel Spolsky

"Something is usable if it behaves exactly as expected."
- Joel Spolsky

"Listen to your customers, not your competitors."
- Joel Spolsky

"Software is eating the world."
- Marc Andreessen

"Writing code is not production, it's not always craftsmanship though it can be, it's design."
- Joel Spolsky

"Software is the magic thing whose importance only goes up over time."
- Bill Gates

"The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time."
- Tom Cargill

"Machines take me by surprise with great frequency."
- Alan Turing

"Indeed one of the best ways to deflect attacks is to make it look like they're succeeding. It's the software equivalent of playing dead."
- Joel Spolsky

"Code never lies, comments sometimes do."
- Ron Jeffries

"Make it work, make it right, make it fast."
- Kent Beck

"Programming is not a science. Programming is a craft."
- Richard Stallman

"Laziness is a programmer's main virtue."
- Larry Wall

"The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build."
- Bjarne Stroustrup

"If, at first, you do not succeed, call it version 1.0."
- Khayri R.R. Woulfe

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

"Programming is a skill best acquired by practice and example rather than from books."
- Alan Turing

"The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing programs in it."
- Dennis Ritchie

"I'm not a great programmer; I'm just a good programmer with great habits."
- Kent Beck

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
- Rick Cook

"Clean code always looks like it was written by someone who cares."
- Robert C. Martin

"The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else."
- Gabe Newell

"If you think it's simple, then you have misunderstood the problem."
- Bjarne Stroustrup

"Programming is the art of telling another human being what one wants the computer to do."
- Donald Knuth

"When done well, the software is invisible."
- Bjarne Stroustrup

"90% of the functionality delivered now is better than 100% delivered never."
- Brian Kernighan

"Nobody should call themselves a professional if they only knew one language."
- Bjarne Stroustrup

"If you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better."- John Carmack

"Programming is learned by writing programs."
- Brian Kernighan

"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

"You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. Its logic-based creativity."
- John Romero

"C programmers never die. They are just cast into the void."
- Alan Perlis

"One bad programmer can easily create two new jobs a year."
- David Parnas

"Design and programming are human activities; forget that and all is lost."
- Bjarne Stroustrup

"An API that isn't comprehensible isn't usable."
- James Gosling

"The most fundamental problem in software development is complexity. There is only one basic way of dealing with complexity: divide and conquer."
- Bjarne Stroustrup

"Programming allows you to think about thinking, and while debugging you learn learning."
- Nicholas Negroponte

"Don't document bad code - rewrite it."
- Brian Kernighan

"I don't like the feeling, but I've got to say that a little fear makes me a more focused, more responsible programmer."
- Kent Beck

"The mark of a mature programmer is a willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless."
- Bram Cohen