Trust energizes participants. We feel good when things work smoothly. We need to be safe to experiment and make mistakes. We need testing to bring accountability to our experimentation so that we can be sure we are doing no harm.Kent Beck, Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
This much seems clear: either you can adapt sophisticated, complex systems to try to manage the complications, or you can simplify everything.Ricardo Semler
Bureaucracies are built by and for people who busy themselves proving they are necessary, especially when they suspect they aren’tRicardo Semler
With few exceptions, rules and regulations only serve to:
1. Divert attention from a company’s objectives.
2. Provide a false sense of security for executives.
3. Create work for bean counters.
4. Teach men to stone dinosaurs and start fires with sticks.Ricardo Semler
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.Mark Twain
What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.Mark Twain
For each desired change, make the change easy (warning: this may be hard), then make the easy changeKent Beck
“Software development is a game of insight, and insight comes to the prepared, rested, relaxed mind.”Kent Beck
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.Brian Kernighan
I’m not big on quotes but from time to time I come across some, that are of a particular interest to me. I been kicking an idea of posting them for a while but somehow never doing it. Today it changes!