Quotes in software

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.

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Premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming.

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In software, we rarely have meaningful requirements. Even if we do, the only measure of success that matters is whether our solution solves the customer’s shifting idea of what their problem is.

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Every time you write code or introduce third-party services, you are introducing the possibility of failure into your system.

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