Category: Fortunes

  • Get a good chair, because you can’t always be motivated, and sometimes you have to sit on it until you’re done. — The grandfather of a friend, who had a work ethic that I share.

  • When you go too far up, abstraction-wise, you run out of oxygen. — Joel Spolsky, Don’t let architecture astronauts scare you.

  • To learn to make something well can take your whole life. And it’s worth it. — Ursula K. Le Guin.

  • If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more. — Eric Shinseki. Hat tip: Ann Dunwoody, Automattic Grand Meetup 2018.

  • Make it work, make it right, make it fast. — The UNIX way, resurfaced decades later by Kent Beck.

  • It seems to be much easier to make two small jumps than the one big jump in any kind of mental thinking. — Creative Thinking at Bell Labs (1952), Claude Shannon.

  • Objectives are like a vaccine for fuzzy thinking. — Why the secret to success is setting the right goals, John Doerr.

  • While it might look like an overnight success in hindsight, the story of React is actually a great example of how new ideas often need to go through several rounds of refinement, iteration, and course correction over a long period of time before reaching their full potential. — Our first 50.000 stars.

  • Concepts are the real win, and they can be expressed in many different ways. — Dumb Redux, Tom MacWright.

  • In general, comparing frameworks in terms of features seems inferior to examining the model it imposes on the programmer. The latter will inform you about how well the code will fare over time as the product matures and the team grows, but the former won’t. It will also empower you to foresee what the evolutionary […]