The Tao Of Programming
I love make software.

19 June 2014

After three days without programming, life becomes meaningless (The Ancient Masters)

The Tao of Programming

Something mysterious is formed
born in the silent void
waiting alone and unmoving
it is at once still and yet in constant motion
It is the source of all programs
I do not know its name, so
I will call it the Tao of Programming


The highest sounds are hardest to hear. Going forward is a way to retreat. Great talent shows itself late in life. Even a perfect program still has bugs.

Design: when a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes

Coding: a well-written program is its own Heaven; a poorly-written program is its own Hell

Maintenance: though a program be but three lines long, someday it will have to be maintained

Management: Let the programmers be many and the managers few – then all will be productive

###Further Information

The Tao of Programming, by Geoffrey James

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