If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.Harold Abelson
If debugging is the art of removing bugs, then programming must be the art of inserting them.Unknown
Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.Henry Spence
BASIC - A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.Anon.
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot - Proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.Unknown
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot - Proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.Rich Cook
An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.Robert L. Kruse, Data Structures and Program Design
Goto, n.: A programming tool that exists to allow structured programmers to complain about unstructured programmers.Ray Simard