9 quotes that stayed with me as a developer
I find quotes inspiring, motivating or sometimes just thought provoking, so here's some of my favourites from over the years. Sometimes reading a book can have a real influence on how you write code, or how you approach a problem. Sometimes a simple quote is enough to make me question the way I look at the code I'm writing. Or often I sit in awe about someone's so well distilled what I've known internally for ages but have never been able to enunciate.
"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand" --Martin Fowler
"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something...almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs
Yesterday I was using a DVD to install an OS. In the meantime, the command line prompt asks to Press any key to boot. I searched the whole keyboard and didn"t find the any key. I was so frustrated that I hit the keyboard heavily. You know what? The reboot started and installation completed. What hap