Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.Conway's Law
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.Alan J. Perlis
Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.Clark's law
If it works, leave it alone — there's no need to understand it. If it fails, try to fix it — there's no time to understand it.Bill Pfeifer
Are you quite sure that all those bells and whistles, all those wonderful facilities of your so called powerful programming languages, belong to the solution set rather than the problem set?Edsger W. Dijkstra
The best writing is rewriting.E. B. White
Functions delay binding; data structures induce binding. Moral: Structure data late in the programming process.Alan J. Perlis
Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.Jamie Zawinski
Programmers usually have good reasons for making bad decisions.Anonymous
Make it correct,Wes Dyer
make it clear,
make it concise,
make it fast.
In that order.