We love brainteasers. But we have to temper this love with the knowledge that we're solving real problems for real people. And if we don't do that we are, essentially, whacking off.
from the book Coders at Work.
I tend not to buy into religions, any religions, whole hog. Whether it's object-oriented programming or functional programming or Christianity or Judaism-- I mine them for good ideas but I don't practice them in toto.
From the book Coders at Work.
When in doubt, leave it out.
The cleaner and nicer the program, the faster it's going to run. And if it doesn't, it'll be easy to make it fast.