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C++

There are only two things wrong with C++, the initial concept and the implementation (Bertrand Meyer)

Comments

Comments are not evil by themselves, but are sometimes used as a deodorant to cover bad code. Often we can remove the comments after doing some refactorings, because they are not needed anymore. The code should be self-explaining. However, there are cases when we still should use comments: If we are unsure on what to do or to explain why we did something. (Roberto A. Riquelme Torres)

Documentation

Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing. (Dick Brandon)

Experience


Future


History

Those who don't know history are doomed to reapeat it.

Innovation

The first step in innovation is to know that a thing can be created. After that, the rest is a matter of detail. (DUNE : House of Corrine - Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson)

Invention

Most inventions doesn't start with "Eureka" but with "that sounds funny" (Albert Einstein)

Java

Java, the best argument for Smalltalk since C++.

Knowledge

To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves (Motto of Edge Foundation, Inc)

Optimistic

Shoot the moom, even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.

Object-Oriented Programming

Inheritance was invented at 2 AM between January 5th and 6th, 1967 (Krysten Nygaard co-inventor of the first OO Languages Simula 1 on 1965, and Simula 67)

Operating Systems

An operating system is a collection of things that don't fit into a language. There shouldn't be one (Daniel H H Ingalls in "Design Principals Behind Smalltalk", August 1981 issue of Byte Magazine, pages 286 to 298)

Pessimistic

The light at the end of the tunnel is usally a "No Exit" sign.

PhD

[PhD is] any thing you can get three people to sign (Ivan Sutherlan in the Early History of Smalltalk by Alan Kay)

Problem


Research


Science

One of the great commandments of science is: "Mistrust arguments from authority"

Simplicity


Smalltalk







Strategy


Success



Time


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