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The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.
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J. Osterhout Quotes

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Programming is similar to a game of golf. The point is not getting the ball in the hole but how many strokes it takes.
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Harlan Mills Quotes

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When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code.
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Richard Pattis Quotes

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One man's constant is another man's variable.
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Alan J. Perlis Quotes

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We don't manage our time as well as we manage our space. There's an overhead of starting and an overhead of stopping a project because you kind of lose your momentum. And you've got to bracket and put aside all the things you're already doing. So you need reasonably large blocks of uninterrupted time if you're going to be successful at doing some of these things. That's why hackers tend to stay up late. If you stay up late and you have another hour of work to do, you can just stay up another hour later without running into a wall and having to stop. Whereas it might take three or four hours if you start over, you might finish if you just work that extra hour. If you're a morning person, the day always intrudes a fixed amount of time in the future. So it's much less efficient. Which is why I think computer people tend to be night people - because a machine doesn't get sleepy.
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Bill Joy Quotes

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Good code is its own best documentation. As you're about to add a comment, ask yourself, "How can I improve the code so that this comment isn't needed?"
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Steve McConnell Quotes

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Don't argue with people who write with digital ink and pay by the kilowatt-hour.
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Don Rittner Quotes

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Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.
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Stan Kelly-Bootle Quotes

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Programs for sale: fast, reliable, cheap - choose two.
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When a programming language is created that allows programmers to program in simple English, it will be discovered that programmers cannot speak English.
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