TOP 20 Edsger W. Dijkstra Quotes



TOP 20 Edsger W. Dijkstra Quotes.
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“Programming in Basic causes brain damage.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:00)

“Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:07)

“Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:14)

“If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:21)

“Testing shows the presence, not the absence of bugs.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:28)

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:35)

“Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes, biology is about microscopes or chemistry is about beakers and test tubes. Science is not about tools. It is about how we use them, and what we find out when we do.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:42)

“The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:49)

“The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (00:56)

“Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:03)

“Simplicity and elegance are unpopular because they require hard work and discipline to achieve and education to be appreciated.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:10)

“Probably I am very naive, but I also think I prefer to remain so, at least for the time being and perhaps for the rest of my life.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:17)

“I don’t need to waste my time with a computer just because I am a computer scientist.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:24)

“Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:31)

“The art of programming is the art of organizing complexity.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:38)

“I would therefore like to posit that computing’s central challenge, how not to make a mess of it, has not yet been met.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:45)

“How do we convince people that in programming simplicity and clarity – in short: what mathematicians call elegance – are not a dispensable luxury, but a crucial matter that decides between success and failure?”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:52)

“Thanks to the greatly improved possibility of communication, we overrate its importance. Even stronger, we underrate the importance of isolation.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (01:59)

“Several people have told me that my inability to suffer fools gladly is one of my main weaknesses.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (02:06)

“Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.”
— Edsger W. Dijkstra (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod

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