Category: Fortunes

  • Real artists ship. – Steve Jobs, 1983. Also: how Apple releases its products and why it’s one of its strengths.

  • Code should grow by addition rather than mutation. — Measuring the closure of code, Michael Feathers. Via: Software volatility.

  • If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as “lines produced” but as “lines spent”. — Edsger Dijkstra. Quoted on Are all patches create equal? by Jonathan Corbet.

  • Free software communities have a system much better than elections: you can choose which leader you wish to follow and how much. If you want to be a leader, start leading, and see who wants to help. — Richard Stallman.

  • The hardest thing [for a programmer] is to go to sleep at night when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. — Donald Knuth.