Ten Inspiring Programming Quotes
Motivational words of wisdom shared by developers
CodeWisdom is a Twitter account sharing quotes and computing knowledge from legends and users across the programming industry.
The account is curated by yours truly, Za’e Johnson. 💁 I’m always searching for thought provoking quotes, or digging through books for a classic programming quote to share with our audience.
In honour of the account recently hitting 70,ooo followers 🎉, I thought it would be great opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, look at recently liked tweets and learn more about the people behind the quotes.
Here’s a selection of some recent highlights via CodeWisdom:
Writer/ Software Engineer
Everyone likes quotes that they can relate too right? So it’s understandable why Ellen’s quote reached over 1.9k likes.
Former Software Engineer Ellen Ullman worked in programming for 20 years before becoming a fiction writer. Ullman’s been able to use aspects and experience from her programming career to write fiction novels like The Bug, Close to the Machine and By Blood.
Computer architect / Software Engineer / Computer Scientist / Author
This is one of CodeWisdom’s most popular tweets since the account began back in February 2012. Unsurprisingly, opinionated tweets gain a lot of a attention and are a topic for much discussion/debate.
Fred Brooks is the author of Mythical Man-Month.
Engineer / Blogger on Software Marketing
Just a little reminder to everyone that anything is possible, especially when you’ve hit a wall with your code and feel like you’re getting nowhere. 👍
Michael A. Jackson
Computer scientist / Author
Tweets featuring advice always get attention. Jackson’s quote has over 600 likes.
Michael’s series of developed methods include: Jackson Structured Programming, Jackson System Development and Problem Frames Approach and he’s the author of Principles of Program Design and Software Requirements & Specifications.
This quote is mentioned in Steve McConell’s book Code Complete.
US Navy Rear Admiral / Computer Scientist
Nicknamed Amazing Grace, Grace Hopper is a highly respected and inspirational woman. Seeing as she is the face of CodeWisdom we were not surprised to see Grace’s quotes receive plenty of love.
Niklaus Wirth’s quote regarding the cause of complexity made a huge impression with the CodeWisdom audience.
Writer / Programmer / Consultant / Publisher
As a man of many trades, Andy’s experience in programming reflects well in his quotes, as they’ll often receive a great reception from CodeWisdom followers.
Alongside David Thomas, Hunt wrote The Pragmatic Programmer and Programming Ruby with Chad Fowler. The pair publish programming books over on The Pragmatic Bookshelf. Andrew Hunt is also one of the 17 original authors of the Agile Manifesto.
Web Developer/ Author / musician
A quote taken from Jeremy Keith’s book Resilient Web Design saw lots of attention from CodeWisdom followers.
Software Engineer / Web Developer
Last but not least a quote from …
This is a great example of telling it how it is. Basic programming wisdom that you can’t argue with.
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