Life

  • You don’t need to be constantly reminding yourself why you shouldn’t wait. Just don’t wait. —— Paul Graham, Life is Short

Software Engineering

  • The wisdom of the software field is not increasing. 软件业的智慧一直没有增长。 —— Robert L. Glass,Facts and fallacies of software engineering
  • We build systems like the Wright brothers built airplanes — build the whole thing, push it off the cliff, let it crash, and start over again.我们开发软件系统就像莱特兄弟制造飞机——造好整个系统,把它推下悬崖,让它坠毁,然后重新开始。 —— Graham, http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/brian.randell/NATO/nato1968.PDF
  • You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.你不能只问客户他们想要什么,然后想法子给他们做什么。等你做出来,他们已经另有新欢了。 —— Steve Jobs,http://www.inc.com/magazine/19890401/5602.html
  • 好的程序设计语言能够帮助程序员写出好程序,但无论哪种语言都避免不了程序员用它写出了坏程序。 —— Betrand Meyer