I was recently reminded of this quote. Good to be mindful of for anyone working in software development, a call to always challenge your perspective and ensure you take your whole tool belt with you.
"Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand" even working with Xmerge, this quote has meaning and something to always keep in mind
"Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen" Edward V Berard True enough even for when building with Xplan :)
Steve Jobs quote on quality and craftsmanship: “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
Great quote and note to finish the week on: "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere" - Einstein
A quote relevant for our industry, where historically knowledge has been limited and scarcely shared. Without community and conversation to improve ideas, expand knowledge, seek inspiration and push ourselves to learn more, we are all missing out.
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
"I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver...
A bit of fun but also truthful wisdom to keep in mind when writing code