Ancient knowhow drove people thorught centuries, because made full of experience;
that’s what proverbs really are: day-by-day guideline, for your/out entire life.
Is it extreme?
Think how knowledge moved throught centuries till now, stories & tales living this era as 1 century ago, just because people keep telling them to each other, older to younger, … and so on.
Here are some 10 Programming Proverbs Every Developer Should Know … for a better programming.
No matter what your language is (Java, C#, ASM, …) they are full living knowledge.
Have a nice read.
update: “hit by bus” is in the list, so they are not just programming proverbs “come PM, come! here is something you’ve never seen before!”