This is my first post and because I am just a noob I will start with some quotes that I like.
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
— Martin Fowler
Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.
— This is the Unix philosophy
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
— Steve Jobs
Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.
— Edsger W. Dijkstra, On the nature of Computing Science
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later!
— Brooks Law
Design and programming are human activities; forget that and all is lost.
My dream is that we will create a time in which anybody anywhere can know as much as they are intellectually capable of assimilating about any subject as is presently known to all of humanity. That some kid in Mali can know as about some particular intricacy of proteonomics as he is capable of learning, because the information will be available to him.
— John Perry Barlow (R.I.P.)