Few days ago, in meeting I was forced to answer one of the question from non-programmer was considered as funny quotes for long time.
“Yes it is latest year 2005 version of SQL Server – still it will not play your flash movie” — Pinal Dave (SQLAuthority.com)
Many of following quotes are well apply to SQL Server or any database and I find them humorous.
Software is Too Important to be Left to Programmers
— Meilir Page-Jones.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture.
— Brian Foote and Joseph Yoder
Abraham Lincoln reportedly said that, given eight hours to chop down a tree, he’d spend six sharpening his axe.
— TidBITS 654, quoted by Derek K. Miller, via Art Evans
This saying is popular among scientists (doing experiments), but I believe it applies to software testing, particularly for real-time systems.
— Larry Zana
Q: How many QA testers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: QA testers don’t change anything. They just report that it’s dark.
— Kerry Zallar
Q: How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Just one. But the house falls down.
— Andrew Siwko
There’s no time to stop for gas, we’re already late
— Karin Donker
One test is worth a thousand opinions.
If you didn’t write it down, it didn’t happen.
If you’ve found 3 bugs in a program, best estimate is that there are 3 more.
60% of product cost comes after initial shipment.
Your problem is another’s solution;
Your solution will be his problem.
The schedule doesn’t have enough time for maintenance in it.
A lot of bugs get past the tests.
Most old code can’t be maintained.
“If you make a general statement, a programmer says, ‘Yes, but…’
while a designer says, ‘Yes, and…'”
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com) , Software Engineering Proverbs collected by Tom Van Vleck