What the heck is an aphorism? Dictionary.com says that it is:
a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”.
- The application was a complete success; the users were a total failure
- IT managers are not quite human, but then who is?
- Everyone wants to be like Linus Torvalds. Heck, even Linus does.
- Not everyone works in an office, especially the IT managers.
- Never achieve the impossible as a developer; it will be added to your list of regular tasks.
- All database deployments are easy until you have to do one.
- Don’t worry what others think of your code. Nobody thinks about your code
- We used to say “yes we can“, until we introduced Kanban and now we can’t any more.
- The sooner we start coding, the longer a project seems to take
- Just when we think our software is foolproof; the universe produces a bigger fool
- Improving the UX of the application was like polishing the fish knives on the Titanic
- The application hasn’t been deployed, it has merely escaped into production.
- It is amazing how long it takes to write any application other than the one you are working on.
- IT managers get where they are by hard work; often somebody else’s.
- Anything in your application that is configurable will soon need to be reconfigured.
- Whenever you think that the world is moving too fast, why not just put in a change request?
People have chipped in to add their own:
- The quickly written “Short-term fix” will be in production use for 10 years.
- There is no such thing as self-commenting code.
- The simple solution isn’t.
- Never try to solve an argument between two developers, you will only make it worse.
- A contractor with years of experience will write worse code, quicker than your junior developer.