10 Software Engineering Proverbs/quotes I Wrote in the Past Months

Geshan Manandhar on November 08, 2018

In the past months, I was tweeting some insightful and enlightening software engineering proverbs. Like the one below: I browsed through my twit... [Read Full]
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Nice list!

Couple ones I like that come to mind:

"Taking shortcuts is often a quick road to trouble" - not sure who coined this

"Make the change easy, then make the easy change" - Kent Beck

"I'm not great developer, I'm a good developer with great habits" - also Kent Beck

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay


Everything fine but the one about programmers becoming engineers.

I don't really see the difference. Just people making the same job according to their experience / knowledge / motivation.

Martin Fowler calls himself "programmer".

It is like the difference between "developer" and "architect". The role of architect should be a part of the role of developer.

I think it depends very much on the company's culture.


Here's some of mine:

Heisenbug Principal: You know where the bug is but can't fix it, or you can fix it but you don't know where the bug is. Only through Jack Daniel's shall you know both.

Schrodinger's Bug: It's not a bug until the customer observes it.

Microsoft QA: Why use a QA team when customers are cheaper?


The modest collection I curate: q4td.blogspot.com/search/label/pro...

“Inside every well-written large program is a well-written small program.”

— C. A. R. Hoare


A tiny quotes generator on the field of programming I've created some month ago : Get App, stand app!


So people can make wallpapers and vision boards. It's a millenial thing. Joke aside: I know a lot of people that should benefit from having at least some of those in a vision board

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