Bob Matthews

Truman State University – Department of Computer Science

Who I Am

Professor of Computer Science

Truman State University
What Dost Thou Lookest For?






“It is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.”

“Testing shows the presence, not the absence of bugs.”

“If you want more effective programmers, you will discover that they should not waste their time debugging.  They should not introduce the bugs to start with.”

“Don’t blame me for the fact that competent programming […] will be too difficult for “the average programmer” — you must not fall into the trap of rejecting a surgical technique because it is beyond the capabilities of the barber in his shop around the corner.