Bob Matthews

Truman State University – Department of Computer Science

Who I Am

Professor of Computer Science

Truman State University
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“Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.”

  • E. W. Dijkstra, ““Selected Writings on Computing: A Personal Perspective”, p.129

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

“If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.”

  • Dijkstra, E. W., attributed

“Simplicity and elegance are unpopular because they require hard work and discipline to achieve and education to be appreciated.”