I stumbled across a pile of Bruce Lee quotes today; and it seems to me given the spirit of these one-liners that he must've been a deeply experienced programmer. In spirit. Maybe. Anyway, here they are:
Translation: Don't reinvent the wheel. Import that fuckin' library.
Translation: There's no silver bullet. There are no absolute design patterns. Every abstraction has its exceptions.
Translation: Just SHIP IT. Don't over-engineer or overthink the damn thing.
Translation: Delete code. Refactor, refactor, refactor. Less code is better code. Simplify that feature. Do they really need that checkbox?
Translation: Just try and see. Don't wring your hands forever over that new product or feature.
Not sure what to do with this one but I liked it.