Steveís Programming Axioms

I am a great lover of one-liners, little idioms that convey a lot of meaning. This is a set of those idioms about programming and engineering/design in general that I have developed over the years. Not only do I adhere to these in my own development work, but I also pass them on to people working with me and for me (most often as a requirement in the latter case). Here is a list of the ones I can remember, I've never tried to keep a written list until now so as I remember more, I'll come back and add them. I welcome your comments and input, feel free to contact me. You can find my contact information at

Also, see my coding standards document here: