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Molly Struve (she/her)
Molly Struve (she/her)

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What's your best software pun?

Yesterday I realized that I had included a great pun in my Cache is King conference talk(besides the title of course!) without even knowing it.

My team and I were bound and determined to find the root cause of our MySQL woes

So my challenge to you is, what is the best software pun you have heard or you yourself have dished out?!

The more cringe-worthy the better!!!

Top comments (38)

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Dinesh Pandiyan

Why was the developer unhappy at their job?

They wanted arrays.

More at dad-jokes repo by the bos man Wes Bos. I chuckle every time I open up that repo.

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paul vincent

Can someone explain this to a German?

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Ben Winchester

Arrays sounds like "a raise". Google translate says "Gehaltserhöhung" means pay raise.

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Ali Almohsen

But instead got an object? Badoom tss

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kaylani maka corneau • Edited

Oh, I thought maybe it was getting a little too app_le'y ;$

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Lauren Brassaw

Thought they were tired of fiddling with their boss’s backend!

rubiin profile image

How JavaScript developer break ups:
I promise to callback later

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Abraham Williams

The two hardest problems in software development are:

  1. naming things
  2. cache invalidation
  3. off-by-one errors
ngacho profile image

The best one I have ever heard is

A programmer accused of unreadable code refuses to comment😂😂

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Evaldas Buinauskas

A SQL query goes into a bar, walks up to two tables and asks, "Can I join you?"

Classic 🙂

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Quentin Sonrel

Love this one

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Molly Struve (she/her)

Here's a couple from the pun king himself, Aaron Patterson.

Liquid error: internal

Liquid error: internal

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Jamie Gaskins

Them: Why do you hit the keys so hard while you're coding?

Me: I'm practicing strong typing!

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Michael "lampe" Lazarski

Oh, the typed ruby one is so good 😀

I will use it next time someone brings up typescript!


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Michel Renaud

Not a pun, but from the index of the dBASE III Plus manual back in the '80s (when software came with printed manuals so big you could kill someone with them):

  • Endless Loop: See Loop, Endless ... ...
  • Loop, Endless: See Endless Loop
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The DOM people see -DOM

The DOM I see - DOM

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Zohar Peled • Edited

punch cards. No, not really, I'm not that old.

My personal favorite is probably this Rick Cook quote:

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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Brandon Weaver

TCP is just SYNACKtic sugar.

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A painful and epic exchange at the last European Ruby Conference, hosted on a cruise ship in Rottermda, Netherlands!

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Alex ***ng

Boss: How good are you at PowerPoint?
Me: I Excel at it.
Boss: Was that a Microsoft office pun?
Me: Word.

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Michiel Hendriks

Don't push me to commit or I'll git ya.

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Michiel Hendriks

Forking a repo is no cutting edge technology. A branch manager could do it.