50 Motivational Quotes That Made Me A Developer

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By Dhiraj 14 June, 2024

Here I am sharing 50 best motivational, inspirational and interesting quotes from the web that has motivated me to become a developer. These quotes are very inspiring and I felt these will motivate other programmers too and help to avoid common pitfalls in development and hence I thought sharing these quotes with everybody.None of these quotes are mine and please forgive if I have missed to mention the right source.

1. Dont't worry if it doesn't work right. If everything did, you'd be out of a job.

2. Don't comment bad code - rewrite it. - Brian Kernighan

3. A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen. - Paul Graham

4. Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code. - Dan Salomon

5. It´s better to wait for a productive programmer to become available than it is to wait for the first available programmer to become productive. - Steve McConnell

6. One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code. Ken Thompson

7. Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file.

8. One main'scrappy software is another man's full time job.

9. Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.

10. Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.Therfore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. - Rajanand

11. System programmers are the high priests of a low cult. - Robert S. Barton

12. I don't care if it works on your machine! We are not shipping your machine!" - Vidiu Platon

13. Software undergoes beta testing shortly before iy' released.Beta is latin for "still doesn't work"

14. Measuring programming progree by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progree by weight. - Bill Gates

15. If debudding is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. - Edsger W. Dijkstra

16. The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before. - Bill Gates

17. Real programmers don't comment their code. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand.

18. Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaning your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. - Rick Osborne

19. People don't care about what you say, they care about what you build. - Mark Zuckerberg

20. We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users. — Jeff Atwood

21. If the code and the comments do not match, possibly both are incorrect. — Norm Schryer

22. Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships. - Linus Torvalds

23. If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy. - Donald Knuth

24. Your mind is programmable - if you're not programming your mind, else will program it for you. - Jeremy Hammond

25. The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late. - Seymour Cray

26. Debugging becomes significantly easier if you first admit that you are the problem. - William Laeder

27. Talk is cheap.Show me the code. - Linus Torvalds

28. Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. - Steve Jobs

29. 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. - Rajanand

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

31. First, solve the problem.Then write the code. - John Johnson

32. The function of a good software is to make the complex appear to be simple. - Grady Booch

33. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. — Bill Gates

34. Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. - Blaise Pascal

35. Everyday life is like programming, I guess.If you love something you can put beauty on it. - Donald Knuth

36. You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood.However, as an adult, you are the one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.

37. Developer is an organism that turns coffee into code.

38. The purpose of software engineering is to control complexity, not to create it.

39. As a programmer, it is your job to put yourself out of business. What you do today can be automated tomorrow. - Doug McIlroy

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

41. Testing can only prove the presence of bugs, not their absence. – Edsger W. Dijkstra

42. Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

43. Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it’s bad. – Cory House

44. Fix the cause, not the symptom. – Steve Maguire

45. Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable. – Ralph Johnson

46. Make it work, make it right, make it fast. – Kent Beck

47. There is a big difference between making a simple product & making a product simple. – Des Traynor

48. In programming, the hard part isn't solving problems, but deciding what problems to solve. – Paul Graham

49. No one in the brief history of computing has ever written a piece of perfect software. It's unlikely that you'll be the first. – Andy Hunt

50. Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day; teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime – David Leinweber

51. Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. - Hal Abelson

52. The best error message is the one that never shows up. - Thomas Fuchs

53. Talk is cheap. Show me the code. - Linus Torvalds

54. Simplicity is the soul of efficiency. - Austin Freeman

55. In software, the most beautiful code, the most beautiful functions, and the most beautiful programs are sometimes not there at all. - Jon Bentley

56. In software, the most beautiful code, the most beautiful functions, and the most beautiful programs are sometimes not there at all. - Jon Bentley

57. Programming isn't about what you know; it's about what you can figure out. - Chris Pine

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

59. The most disastrous thing that you can ever learn is your first programming language. - Alan Kay

60. 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

61. Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming. - Brian Kernighan

62. Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treatment. - Kent Beck

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

62. To iterate is human, to recurse divine. - L. Peter Deutsch

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