What is the best programming joke ever?

This one is so bad it is great — An SQL query goes into a bar, walks up to two tables and asks, “Can I join you?”. I actually even heard an addendum (in a bar, of all places) — “Sure. Only if you can do it naturally“.

StackOverflow has this post that’s gone totally viral over the weekend. The most voted one is a bit (politically, some otherwise) risque’, check it out if you like – http://stackoverflow.com/questions/234075/what-is-your-best-programmer-joke

My favorite ones —

(i.e., it’s not a BUG, just a feature 😉

“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?”

very long pause….


Q: “Whats the object-oriented way to become wealthy?”

A: Inheritance

“To understand what recursion is you must first understand recursion”

A programmer puts two glasses on his bedside table before going to
sleep. A full one, in case he gets thirsty, and an empty one, in case
he doesn’t.

And, of course, the very well known life-cycle image —


About Nilendu Misra
I love to learn, create and coach. Things that I do well are - Communicating ideas - verbally or through words and diagrams; Problem Solving - Logical or Abstract; Very Large Scale Systems; think about 'Frighteningly Simple' approach first. Things that I intend to do better are - Establishing Stringent Process; Exchanging Tough Feedback; Keeping up with my reading or To-Do list to be able to completely relax.

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