A little while back, I started a repo of funny (and insightful!) programming quotes and proverbs. These often take a shape of an existing proverbs (like Rome wasn't built in a day) and get translated to be tech-relevant and hopefully give you a good chuckle (like Facebook wasn't built in a day). Protip: You can put these into Slack as the loading/intro messages. 🙂

Without further ado, here are my favorites to brighten your day:

When you reach wizened-engineer level, there are at least a hundred wizened engineers above you.


A deployed MVP is worth two prototyped.


Sleep on a force push.


Sometimes you have to cut legacy support to allow the new product to bloom.


Good test coverage + automated workflows = quiet cell phones and better sleep.


There is no test without first a failure


Anger and stubborness make bad allies in code review


With commit and deploy access comes great responsibility


Don’t put all your logic in one method basket


A foreach loop avoided is a CPU cycle earned.

This post was originally posted on dev.to and has been moved to this blog for personal archival purposes