My Top 10 Programming Proverbs

Antonin Januska on June 06, 2019

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. ... [Read Full]
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I like

Premature optimization is the root of all evil.

Followed by

If you say you don’t like code because it is too slow, I say show me the benchmark that proves the extra complexity is worth it.


Think twice about writing code for potential future features. It usually makes your current feature code more complicated, and you double your work if you are wrong about what features are coming.

And slight shameless self-quote:

Write code using methods you wish you had. Then go write those methods.


That’s how I write code. 😎
First run is usually something like Pseudocode in VS, using methods that not yet exist but lining the rough path.

And then the tedious work.
Next run, the same for each of the not yet existing methods.
And so on... until all methods do, what they are supposed to.


With commit and deploy access comes great responsibility

My Favorite


I guess that depends! I was thinking more about not being able to push to master unless you have that permission.


Leave the camp better than you found it, it applies to programming and almost everything in life 😁


My favorite: "There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't".


Not listed but one of my other favorites:

What happens in Git stays in Git


If you don't know how to solve the problem, stop typing. It's not funny, but it saves lots of time.


"Working code is better than good looking code."


Get app, stand app, stand app for your app! Get app, stand app, don't give up the fight!

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