12 things computer programmers know That most people don’t!
We came across a Quora thread about ‘some things that programmers know, but most people don't’ We decided to compile some of the best ones as well as ask some of the Aditians what they thought! Here are 12 things only programmers will understand!
"A parent may kill its children if the task assigned to them is no longer needed" Suhas Grama, Software Engineer # 1 EXPLAIN THAT TO A NON-PROGRAMMER!
"Programming" is thinking, not typing. Most of programming is spent sleeping, walking around, staring out the window, or doing anything else that helps you relax and think." Casey Patton, FDE 111000100101000010101111010100100010111010010101001010000101000100101101001 # 2
"All hacking scenes in movies are complete bullshit." Suhas Grama, Software Engineer # 3
"Computers can't actually generate a truly random number.” Emmett Meehan # 4 YOU DON’T SAY!
“String and thread are the same thing to Non computing people” Venkataraman Ramasubramaniam, Mobile App Developer # 5 Wait! What?!
“The value of a semicolon” Akshat Sood # 6
"That the computer is actually a very dumb Machine and all the intelligent things that you see it do are actually the intelligence of the programmer at work!” Maulik Prabhudesai, Engineer # 7
“One person’s crappy software is another person’s full time job” Jessica Gaston # 8
“Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.” Donald Knuth # 9
“Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V have saved more lives than Batman and Robin” Arjun Kamath, Aditi Technologies # 10
“My best code is going to be Greek to you anyway, so why bother making it readable.” Rohit Saigal, Aditi Technologies # 11 <code customization> <version> </Version> <it’s true>
“Sharpest minds don’t need C# or jazzy windows to hack in. Some things are best done in ugly consoles and unreadable scripts...” Rohit Saigal, Aditi Technologies # 12
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