A good threat is worth a thousand tests.
- Boris Beizer - [1990] about publicizing test cases to programmers , Software testing techniques by Boris Beizer , ISBN: 0442206720
Testing proves a programmer’s failure. Debugging is the programmer’s vindication.
- Boris Beizer, Software testing techniques by Boris Beizer , ISBN: 0442206720
The principle objective of software testing is to give confidence in the software.
- P D Coward
I don't need to test my programs. I have an error-correcting modem.
- Anonymous
An official Turing Test is held every year, and while the substantial cash prize has not been claimed by a program as yet, it will certainly be won sometime in the coming years. My view is that this event is distracting everyone from the real Turing Tests that are already being won. Real, though miniature, Turing Tests are happening all the time, every day, whenever a person puts up with stupid computer software. For instance, in the United States, we organize our financial lives in order to look good to the pathetically simplistic computer programs that determine our credit ratings. We borrow money when we don't need to, for example, to feed the type of data to the programs that we know they are programmed to respond to favorably. In doing this, we make ourselves stupid in order to make the computer software seem smart.... We have caused the Turing test to be passed.
- Jaron Lanier - From his essay 'One Half a Manifesto', published at www.edge.org.
3 Biggest Software Lies:
- The program's fully tested and bug-free.
- We're working on the documentation.
- Of course we can modify it.

- Anonymous