I cross-posted this post on my personal blog.
A little while back, I started a repo of funny (and insightful!) programming quotes and proverbs. These often take a shape of an existing proverbs (like
Rome wasn't built in a day) and get translated to be tech-relevant and hopefully give you a good chuckle (like
Facebook wasn't built in a day). Protip: You can put these into Slack as the loading/intro messages. :)
Without further ado, here are my favorites to brighten your day:
When you reach wizened-engineer level, there are at least a hundred wizened engineers above you.
A deployed MVP is worth two prototyped.
Sleep on a force push.
Sometimes you have to cut legacy support to allow the new product to bloom.
Good test coverage + automated workflows = quiet cell phones and better sleep.
There is no test without first a failure
Anger and stubborness make bad allies in code review
With commit and deploy access comes great responsibility
Don't put all your logic in one method basket
A foreach loop avoided is a CPU cycle earned.