Well then. How could you possibly live without automated refactoring tools? How else could you coordinate the caterpillar-like motions of all Java’s identical tiny legs, its thousands of similar parts? I’ll tell you how: Ruby is a butterfly. -- Stevey, Refactoring Trilogy, Part 1.
Simplicity takes effort-- genius, even. -- Paul Graham
The most damaging phrase in the language is, It's always been done that way. -- Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
Considering the current sad state of our computer programs, software development is clearly still a black art, and cannot yet be called an engineering discipline. -- Bill Clinton
What I didn't understand was that the value of some new acquisition wasn't the difference between its retail price and what I paid for it. It was the value I derived from it. Stuff is an extremely illiquid asset. Unless you have some plan for selling that valuable thing you got so cheaply, what difference does it make what it's "worth?" The only way you're ever going to extract any value from it is to use it. And if you don't have any immediate use for it, you probably never will. -- Paul Graham
Have you ever noticed that when you sit down to write something, half the ideas that end up in it are ones you thought of while writing it? The same thing happens with software. Working to implement one idea gives you more ideas. -- Paul Graham, The other road ahead.
Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem. ~Anonymous
It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. ~Mike Gafka
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin