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The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.
The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause.
Orson Scott Card
Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming.
It always helps to be a good programmer. It is important to like computers and to be able to think of things people would want to do with their computers.
Low-level programming is good for the programmer's soul.
I am a programmer.
We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.
You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
Then I started graduate school at UCLA. I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer on a project involving the use of one computer to measure the performance of another computer.
Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later.
By trade, I am a software programmer, so I never really had any experience with movies before. I started out with 'Paranormal Activity.'
If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful, some level of fame goes along with that. You're prepared. But how often does that happen to a programmer?
The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless.
I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn't going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I've ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn't want to do whatever he did.
From the viewpoint of what you can do, therefore, languages do differ - but the differences are limited. For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer.
I am a composer, horn player, and computer programmer.
The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late.
The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse. To be a programmer, it requires that you understand as much law as you do technology.
And, I think that is actually appropriate because I'm really not the world's best programmer, I think it's a good thing that I'm not touching the code.
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