5 Great Programming Quotes on Code Quality

This weeks installment of programming quotes focuses on code quality.  Code quality as a software engineer is paramount.  Without further adue – I give you 5 great programming quotes on code quality.


Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.

— Bill Gates


The object-oriented model makes it easy to build up programs by accretion. What this often means, in practice, is that it provides a structured way to write spaghetti code.

— Paul Graham


First, solve the problem. Then, write the code.

— John Johnson


Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.

— Alan Kay


Are you quite sure that all those bells and whistles, all those wonderful facilities of your so called powerful programming languages, belong to the solution set rather than the problem set?

— Edsger W. Dijkstra

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