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8bithug
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8bithug

Measure twice, cut three times, hammer to fit

DrGarbinsky
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DrGarbinsky

Very true

livegorilla
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livegorilla

Pullin up in that new toy

Fainagent
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Fainagent

cut myself

entitled
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entitled

i thought this tweet was about cocaine

HubbaMaBubba
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HubbaMaBubba

King Push

grantrules
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grantrules

“Hey, how long should these be I don’t think they’re gonna reach” “DON’T STOP CUTTING”

DaKnack
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DaKnack

Also, paste.

behaaki
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behaaki

That’s because carpenters don’t have an undo button.

FunGryphon
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FunGryphon

Cut sideways for attention, cut longways for results

EthosPathosLegos
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EthosPathosLegos

We’re so agile we can afford to be inefficient!

firepuck
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firepuck

Credit my man dilbert

https://dilbert.com/strip/2008-03-16

RainaDPP
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RainaDPP

On the other hand, premature optimization can kill a project.

BCtri
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BCtri

Right😃

MCShoveled
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MCShoveled

Software is more analogous to sculpting than carpentry…

Start with a few big blocks, add a little here, take away a little there, keep repeating until it works.

Isgrimnur
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Isgrimnur

It’s called iterative development, and it’s classy!

MizchiefKilz
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MizchiefKilz

Problem is no one wants to spend the time to figure out what the software is supposed to do before we start building it.

Imagine building a bridge where you just show up on the first day with a handful of people and a pile of wood and start hamming shit together with no plan.

random_cynic
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random_cynic

Related [Murphy’s law](http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/~lessem/psyc5112/usail/library/humor/murphy.html):

>If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

dustmouse
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dustmouse

Being a software engineer has not helped me in home ownership and doing various projects around the house. No revert.

fundosh
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fundosh

Cut it, then paste it to notes, just in case

Feynt
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Feynt

While we laugh (as the maniacal programmers we are, mashing on keyboards until things work) at this, it’s not really possible to measure in programming. Also, our medium of choice lends itself well to being cut and pasted back together. >)

Brusanan
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Brusanan

The end user doesn’t know what they want until you deliver exactly what they asked for and it’s not what they wanted.

tyco_brahe
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tyco_brahe

No matter how many times I cut it, it’s still too short…

mrsmiley32
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mrsmiley32

Waterfall is too damn slow and expensive and doesn’t let the business change there minds halfway through.

That’s why.

And also this is why the internet is held together by the hidden tears of software developers and more importantly sysadmins who get woken up by yet another developer who is blaming the infrastructure for why the css isnt rendering properly in Firefox.

(not a sysadmin but had a buddy at work telling me his recent woes over some beers)

AppState1981
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AppState1981

You guys start coding and I’ll go find out what they want

Users and testing:

“Here is your chair, Try it out”
“No it might break. I’ll wait until I get it home to try it out”.

outforgreatperhaps
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outforgreatperhaps

So i’m fairly new to the field yet I still enjoy following this subreddit. And I don’t get this joke. Can someone explain? 🙁

cyberporygon
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cyberporygon

We can glue them back together in prod.

OneOldNerd
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OneOldNerd

Software developers: Always willing to cut a b*tch.

CubeReflexion
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CubeReflexion

everyone_else(X) :- measure(), measure(), !.

software_people(X) :- !, !, !.