One of the nicest things my manager said to me, “You never make the same mistake twice.”

And #10, I always told my programmer trainees, “It doesn’t make any difference how many tests fail. Only one test counts, the last one that finally works.”

I ran over 1,000 tests on my first program out of college. It increased the company’s market share by 20% and ran for 18 years without an upgrade.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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