Edsger Dijkstra Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
the-question-of-whether-a-computer-can-think-is-no-more-interesting-than-the-question-of-whether-a-submarine-can-swim
computer-science-is-no-more-about-computers-than-astronomy-is-about-telescopes
elegance-is-not-a-dispensable-luxury-but-a-factor-that-decides-between-success-and-failure
perfecting-oneself-is-as-much-unlearning-as-it-is-learning
the-purpose-abstraction-is-not-to-be-vague-but-to-create-new-semantic-level-in-which-one-can-be-absolutely-precise-edsger-dijkstra
programming-in-basic-causes-brain-damage-edsger-dijkstra
computer-science-has-as-much-to-do-with-computers-as-astronomy-has-to-do-with-telescopes-edsger-dijkstra
if-debugging-is-process-removing-software-bugs-then-programming-must-be-process-putting-them-in-edsger-dijkstra
if-we-wish-to-count-lines-code-we-should-not-regard-them-as-lines-produced-but-as-lines-spent-edsger-dijkstra
it-is-not-task-university-to-offer-what-society-asks-for-but-to-give-what-society-needs-edsger-dijkstra
the-effort-using-machines-to-mimic-human-mind-has-always-struck-me-as-rather-silly-i-would-rather-use-them-to-mimic-something-better-edsger-dijkstra
simplicity-elegance-are-unpopular-because-they-require-hard-work-discipline-to-achieve-education-to-be-appreciated-edsger-dijkstra
there-should-be-no-such-thing-as-boring-mathematics-edsger-dijkstra
when-building-sand-castles-on-beach-we-can-ignore-waves-but-should-watch-tide-edsger-dijkstra
in-software-business-there-are-many-enterprises-for-which-it-is-not-clear-that-science-can-help-them-that-science-should-try-is-not-clear-either-edsger-dijkstra
teaching-cobol-ought-to-be-regarded-as-criminal-act-edsger-dijkstra
a-programming-language-is-tool-that-has-profound-influence-on-our-thinking-habits-edsger-dijkstra
program-testing-can-be-used-to-show-presence-bugs-but-never-to-show-their-absence-edsger-dijkstra
testing-shows-presence-not-absence-bugs-edsger-dijkstra
beware-real-world-a-speakers-apeal-to-it-is-always-invitation-not-to-challenge-his-tacit-assumptions-edsger-dijkstra
besides-mathematical-inclination-exceptionally-good-mastery-ones-native-tongue-is-most-vital-asset-competent-programmer-edsger-dijkstra
objectoriented-programming-is-exceptionally-bad-idea-which-could-only-have-originated-in-california-edsger-dijkstra
about-use-language-it-is-impossible-to-sharpen-pencil-with-blunt-axe-it-is-equally-vain-to-try-to-do-it-with-ten-blunt-axes-instead-edsger-dijkstra
if-there-is-one-scientific-discovery-i-am-proud-it-is-discovery-habit-writing-without-publication-in-mind-edsger-dijkstra
thanks-to-greatly-improved-possibility-communication-we-overrate-its-importance-even-stronger-we-underrate-importance-isolation-edsger-dijkstra
aim-for-brevity-while-avoiding-jargon
mathematicians-are-like-managers-they-want-improvement-without-change
teaching-to-unsuspecting-youngsters-effective-use-formal-methods-is-one-joys-life-because-it-is-extremely-rewarding
dont-compete-with-me-firstly-i-have-more-experience-secondly-i-have-chosen-weapons
programming-is-one-most-difficult-branches-applied-mathematics-poorer-mathematicians-had-better-remain-pure-mathematicians
the-lurking-suspicion-that-something-could-be-simplified-is-worlds-richest-source-rewarding-challenges
the-ability-discerning-high-quality-unavoidably-implies-ability-identifying-shortcomings