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«The antonym of racism is escapism.»
«According to Sahlins, ethnographic data indicated that hunter-gatherers worked far fewer hours and enjoyed more leisure than typical members of industrial society, and they still ate well» ©
«Настоящий юниксоид за 3 часа напишет программу, которая за 5 секунд сделает то, что обычный пользователь руками делал бы час.»
«Even big companies are nothing more than an accumulation of individuals.» © Linus Torvalds
«Inheritance is a powerful way to achieve code reuse, but it is not always the best tool for the job. Used inappropriately, it leads to fragile software.» © Joshua Bloch
If you are clever, you can get more done with less material or less action. © Michael Feathers
Deliver yesterday, code today, think tomorrow
Whatever the advantages of planning, they're often outweighed by the advantages of being able to keep a program in your head. © Paul Graham
Leadership is the reduction of uncertainty. © unknown
If the programmatic interface didn’t intrinsically match that concept, we’d surely need to write lots of brittle glue code to compensate. © Karl Fogel
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. © A. de Saint-Exupéry
You don't have to have lots of money to be evil, but it sure helps.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. © Isaac Asimov
Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and educated opinion will have altered so much that we will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted. © A.Turing
«When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said in a rather a scornful tone, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less».
…the creator of Rails in his flagship products could not keep them running for longer than 4 minutes on average. © Zed Shaw
Все беды в этом мире происходят оттого, что вещи не называются своими именами. © Конфуций
Когда ты заглядываешь в бездну, сама бездна заглядывает в тебя © Ф.Ницше
Obsessed by the idea of producing beautiful code or none at all, but yet unsuccessful in achieving this lifetime goal. © self
Scientific American is a low-tech version of Slashdot, and it even does not have comments © Roman Rolinsky
When I start seeing patterns in my code, it's time to refactor it. © Dmitry Kazimirov on Design Patterns.
Чрезмерная секретность – это вредительство. © unknown
Жизнь состоит не только из поездок на работу и обратно. Есть шоппинг, поездки за город, просто путешествия, в конце-концов. ©
И так всегда: как технарь - так интеллект налицо, как гуманитарий - туши свет. © Гоблин
Программист должен обладать способностью первоклассного математика к абстракции и логическому мышлению в сочетании с эдисоновским талантом сооружать всё, что угодно, из нуля и единицы. Он должен сочетать аккуратность бухгалтера с проницательностью разведчика, фантазию автора детективных романов с трезвой практичностью экономиста. © Ершов
First: «I have one rule on process: it isn't a substitute for talent.» Second: «I have one rule on talent: it isn't a substitute for process.» © Slashdot crowd
Learning a language is more about culture than syntax. © Popular wisdom
A great programmer adds function by deleting code © Jon Bentley
Instead of building computers which were genuinely capable of understanding the world, his colleagues had simply redefined understanding and knowledge until they were things of which computers were, in principle, capable. © Andrew Brown on Joseph Weizenbaum and John McCarthy / Marvin Minsky clique
Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;) © Linus Torvalds
Premature optimisation is the root of all evil in programming. © Donald Knuth
«As much as it pains me to say this, Java is the programming tool of choice for discriminating hackers». © zem
«Like designers, if you give a programmer a problem with parameters, they’ll apply every bit of genius they have to solve it in the best possible way. If you tell them how to do it, you’ll suffer the wrath of an angry God». © Derek Powazek
«Система управления обществом, основанная на внедрении в массовое сознание разнообразных мифов - еще хуже чем явный и неприкрытый тоталитаризм» © Vitus Wagner
«The key to performance is elegance, not battalions of special cases». © McIlroy and Bentley
«If you can't change your organization, change your organization» © Martin Fowler
A very senior Microsoft developer who moved to Google told me that Google works and thinks at a higher level of abstraction than Microsoft. “Google uses Bayesian filtering the way Microsoft uses the if statement,” he said. © Joel Spolsky
«This is the same phenomenon you see with defense contractors or fashion brands. The dumber the customers, the more effort you expend on the process of selling things to them rather than making the things you sell». © Paul Graham
«The complexity of software is an essential property, not an accidental one. Hence, descriptions of a software entity that abstract away its complexity often abstract away its essence». © Fred Brooks
«…flowchart is a very poor abstraction of software structure». © Fred Brooks
«…the most important function that the software builder performs for the client is the iterative extraction and refinement of the product requirements. For the truth is, the client does not know what he wants». © Fred Brooks
«it is really impossible for a client, even working with a software engineer, to specify completely, precisely, and correctly the exact requirements of a modern software product before trying some versions of the product». © Fred Brooks
«A little retrospection shows that although many fine, useful software systems have been designed by committees and built as part of multipart projects, those software systems that have excited passionate fans are those that are the products of one or a few designing minds, great designers». © Fred Brooks
«The only limiting factor of the Linux operating system, is his user». © Linus Torvalds
«Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done». © Linus Torvalds
«…if you need to ask a lawyer whether what you do is "right" or not, you are morally corrupt. Let's not go there. We don't base our morality on law." © Linus Torvalds
«95 percent of all software developers believe they are in the top 5 percent, when it comes to knowledge and skills». © Linux Torvalds
«Software is like sex; it's better when it's free. © Linux Torvalds
«If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed anyway, and should fix your program». © Linux Torvalds
«Portability is for people who cannot write new programs». © Linux Torvalds
«Talk is cheap. Show me the code». © Linus Torvalds
«Those that can, do. Those that can't, complain». © Linus Torvalds
«He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches». © George Bernard Shaw
«…the difference between a bad programmer and a good one is whether he considers his code or his data structures more important. Bad programmers worry about the code». © Linux Torvalds
«Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я тут наблюдаю… и Владимир Николаевич тоже…» © Скрипач
«…Беларусь, и я настаиваю именно на таком произнесении названия нашего братского государства…» © Д.А.Медведев
«Подчиненный перед лицом начальствующим должен иметь вид лихой и придурковатый, дабы разумением своим не смущать начальства». © Пётр Первый
«In the consortium projects, there's always the handshake with one hand and a dagger in the other». © Bruce Perens
«Если быдло одного с тобой мнения, то возможно у тебя с ним больше общего, чем ты готов это признать» © Иа
«For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled». © Richard Feynman on Challenger disaster
«In short, nobody violates the Busybox license (or indeed any Free Software license) for a smart reason.» © Bruce Perens
«Русский менеджмент - бессмысленный и беспощадный» © Виктор Вагнер
«Болты бывают христианские, языческие и иудейские. Христианские — у них, значит, крест посередине, под крестовую отвертку. Языческие — у них прорезь. Под старую, значит, плоскую отвертку. А иудейские — у тех ямка шестиконечная. Хитрые они. Под иудейскую, значит, отвертку.» © С.Лукьяненко
«Маркетинг — многоступенчатая система по сниманию ответственности со всех участников процесса на всех этапах убийства мыслей.» © А.Лебедев
«It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.» © Edsger W. Dijkstra
«…от того, что писательство становится основным способом заработка, сильно падает качество произведений. Нету основной деятельности, которая дает общение с миром, новые впечатления, которые можно переложить в книгу. Сидит человек в башне из слоновой кости и высасывает из пальца все новые и новые сюжеты. А они все скучнее и скучнее.» © Vitus Wagner
«When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong.» © Arthur C. Clarke
«The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.» © Arthur C. Clarke
«Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.» © Arthur C. Clarke
«СССР заслуживал того, что с ним произошло только из-за того, что в нем секретили топографические карты.» © Vitus Wagner
«Worst thing that can happen to a code base is size» © Steve Yegge
«The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.» © Paul Graham
Когда рабочий ничего не делает, это практически невозможно скрыть. Учёному и сисадмину гораздо проще. А маркетологу, наоборот, надо приложить усилия, чтобы кто-то заметил, что тот ничего не делает.» © Lex KravetskI
«Many readers are not aware that the the brain will automatically ignore a second instance of the word "the" when it starts a new line.» © Matt Might
«I'm always delighted by the light touch and stillness of early programming languages. Not much text; a lit gets done. Old programs read like quiet conversations between a well-spoken research worker and a well-studied mechanical colleague, not as a debate with a compiler. Who'd have guessed sophistication bought such noise.» © Dick Gabriel
«…the recent resurgence of evangelical Christianity in the US is partly a reaction to drugs.» © Paul Graham
«Old programmers never die. They just decompile» © Stackoverflow crowd
«HR is the most massive problem in the IT sector today.» © Slashdot wisdom
«Сначала они тебя не замечают, потом смеются над тобой, затем борются с тобой. А потом ты побеждаешь.» © M.Gandhi
«Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.» @ Confucius
«Хорошим человеком быть выгодно.» @ Фёдор Михалыч Достоевский
«In business, innovation can be easily distinguished from invention. Invention is the conversion of cash into ideas. Innovation is the conversion of ideas into cash. This is best described by comparing Thomas Edison with Nikola Tesla. Thomas Edison was as innovator because he made money from his ideas. Nikola Tesla was an inventor. Tesla spent money to create his inventions but was unable to monetize them.» ©
«Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.» © Albert Einstein
«If you only have a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail.» © Abraham Maslow
«The amount of noise generated by a change is inversely proportional to the complexity of the change.» © Poul-Henning Kamp
«It’s easier to change your environment than to change your mind.»
«Rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cygno» © Iuvenalis
«I take my courage where I can, but I take my weapons from science» © Randall Munroe
«I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone.» © Bjarne Stroustrup
«Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.» © Edward V Berard
«Talk is cheap. Show me the code.» © Linus Torvalds
«Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.» © Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
«Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.» © Bill Gates
«The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.» © Seymour Cray
«If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.» © George Bernard Shaw
«Jack of all trades, master of none, though often better than a master of one.» © Adam Savage
«Specialization is for insects.» © Heinlein
«The graveyards are full of indispensable men.» @ Charles de Gaulle
«If you're typing, you're not working.» © Crowd wisdom
«In contrast to "normal" people, engineers have rational objectives for social interactions: (1) Get it over with as soon as possible; (2) Avoid getting invited to something unpleasant; (3) Demonstrate mental superiority and mastery of all subjects.» © Scott Adams