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35 Inspiring Programming Quotes With Visuals For Developers and Coders

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There are lots of great programming quotes on the internet. We’ve decided to make some into visual quotes to share via our Instagram account @made4dev. We hope to share the best quotes on a daily basis to give you some inspiration and motivation.

In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of 35 popular quotes images from our Instagram account. If you like the programming quotes and want to be inspired every day, you can follow us on Instagram.

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“You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It's logic-based creativity.” - John Romero

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“Every programmer is an author.” - Sercan Leylek

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“The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.” - Anonymous

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“In software, the most beautiful code, the most beautiful functions, and the most beautiful programs are sometimes not there at all.” - Jon Bentley

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“There are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.” - Anonymous

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“One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.” - Ken Thompson

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“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live” - John Woods

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“A code is like love, it has created with clear intentions at the beginning, but it can get complicated.” - Gerry Geek

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“Code never lies, comments sometimes do.” - Ron Jeffries

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“Any code of your own that you haven’t looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.” - (Eagleson’s Law)

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“One man’s crappy software is another man’s full time job.” - Jessica Gaston

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“Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.” - (Mosher’s Law of Software Engineering)

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“There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.” - Bjarne Stroustrup

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“Linux is only free if your time has no value. ” - Jamie Zawinski

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15.

“When someone says, "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I want done," give him a lollipop.” - Alan Perlis

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“Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code.” - Dan Salomon

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“Premature optimization is the root of all evil.” - Donald Knuth

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“No one in the brief history of computing has ever written a piece of perfect software. It's unlikely that you'll be the first.” - Andy Hunt

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“What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months.” - Fred Brooks

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“Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.” - Edsger W. Dijkstra

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“Progress is possible only if we train ourselves to think about programs without thinking of them as pieces of executable code.” - Edsger W. Dijkstra

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“The value of a prototype is in the education it gives you, not in the code itself.” - Alan Cooper

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“Software being 'Done' is like lawn being 'Mowed'.” - Jim Benson

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“So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.” - Ryan Singer

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“Software sucks because users demand it to.” - Nathan Myhrvold

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“First, solve the problem. Then, write the code.” - John Johnson

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“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.” - Linus Torvalds

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28.

“There’s no test like production.” - Anonymous

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“A user interface should be so simple that a beginner in an emergency can understand it within ten seconds.” - Ted Nelson

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30.

“Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable.” - Ralph Johnson

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“One man’s constant is another man’s variable.” - Alan J. Perlis

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“One of the best programming skills you can have is knowing when to walk away for awhile.” - Oscar Godson

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“Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file.” - Louis Srygley

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“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. ” - Martin Fowler

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“The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit.” - Bryan

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