Quotes

“A documeted bug is not a bug it is a feature”

— James P. MacLennan (Probably not original)

“From then on when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. (on the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from the Harvard Mark I experimental computer at Harvard in August 1945, as quoted in Time 16 April 1984)”

— RADM Grace Hopper,

“Testing can only prove the presence of bugs not their absence.”

— Edsger W. Dijkstra

“Real Programmers always confuse Christmas and Halloween because Oct31 == Dec25.”

— Andrew Rutherford

“Software and cathedrals are much the same first we build them, then we pray.”

— Sam Redwine

“Fixing something in software is often like getting a headache, taking a pill for it and getting diarrhea (When explaining to user service desk how fixing a bug could make a new bug)”

— Gyða Bjarkadóttir (me)

“Bugs are Social, where you find one you will find many”

— Unknown

“Developers test in order to show the program works, testers test in order to dispel the illusion that the program works”

— Unknown

“A: Did you test it?
B: I believe it works
A: Believing is something we do in church, the rest we test”

— Unknown

“Great people don’t make mistakes they set task for others to spot”

— Unknown

“Programming is like sex, one mistake and you have support it for the rest of your life”

— Michael Sinz

“If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in”

— Edsger W. Dijkstra

“Applications programming is a race between software engineers, who strive to produce idiot-proof programs and the universe which strives to produce bigger idiots. So far the Universe is winning.”

— Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled (1989) Ch. 6

“Testing to increase quality is like standing on a scale to lose weight”

— Unknown

“QA Engineer walks into a bar. Orders a beer. Orders 0 beers. Orders 999999999 beers. Orders a lizard. Orders -1 beers. Orders a sfdeljkn”

— Unknown