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The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.

Brian W. Kernighan

Good design adds value faster than it adds cost.

Thomas C. Gale

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.

Albert Einstein

Talk is cheap. Show me the code.

Linus Torvalds

I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits.

Kent Beck

The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.

Brian W. Kernighan

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

Ken Thompson

Good design adds value faster than it adds cost.

Thomas C. Gale

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

Doug Linder

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.

Martin Fowler

First, solve the problem. Then, write the code.

John Johnson

The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order-of-magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design, or problem-solving ability.

Randall E. Stross

One man’s crappy software is another man’s full time job.

Jessica Gaston

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

Martin Golding

Deleted code is debugged code.

Jeff Sickel

Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.

Mosher’s Law of Software Engineering