Things Programmer Say..

Republished mostly from this blog entry here..
Here’s my version of “Things Programmers Say..”

  • “That’s weird….”
  • “It’s never done that before.”
  • “It worked yesterday.”
  • “How is that possible?”
  • “It must be a hardware problem.”
  • “What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?”
  • “There is something funky in your data. OR It’s a data problem, not a program problem.”
  • “I haven’t touched that module in weeks!”
  • “You must have the wrong version.”
  • “It’s just some unlucky coincidence.”
  • “I can’t test everything!”
  • “THIS can’t be the source of THAT.”
  • “It works, but it hasn’t been tested.”
  • “Somebody must have changed my code.”
  • “Did you check for a virus on your system?”
  • “Even though it doesn’t work, how does it feel?”
  • “You can’t use that version on your system.”
  • “Why do you want to do it that way?”
  • “Where were you when the program blew up?”
  • “It works on my machine.”
  • “That’s not a bug, it’s a feature”
  • “So raise a defect”
  • “Who told you you could install IE7?”
  • “It’s PRE-release!”
  • “Save it for the bug bash”
  • “Can’t repro”
  • “That’s not what the requirement says”
  • “Look at the wireframe!”
  • “Try rebooting”
  • hmmmmmm”
  • Do that again!”
  • “Two words: change request”
  • “it’s not technically possible”
  • “it’s not possible, technically”
  • “it helps if you can think like a computer”
  • “that’s not a computer error, it’s a user error”

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