Top 15 replies by programmers when their programs do not work

A programmer is a person who can fix a problem you didn’t know you had, in a way you don’t understand. If you are a programmer or you know someone who is programming, you also know it’s not an easy work.

Programming is a lot of problem-solving. But what do you say when you don’t know what to do?

1. It works on my machine.


2. Where were you when the program blew up?


3. You can’t use that version on your system.


4. Did you check for a virus on your system?


5. Somebody must have changed my code.


6. It’s just some unlucky coincidence.


7. You must have the wrong version.


8. I haven’t touched that module in weeks!


9. It worked yesterday.


10. There is something funky in your data.


11. It’s never done that before.

12. What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?

13. It must be a hardware problem.

14. That’s very weird…

15. How is that possible?


15 thoughts on “Top 15 replies by programmers when their programs do not work

  1. A client once asked me to make a custom wordpresa theme, for him, and i found out that there where some bugs i overlooked placing a direct function on the theme, which complete function was from an independently installed plugin, thus when the plugin isnt available it generates alot of error, 3 or there about, and the funny thing was that it worked on my pc… What i saud was exactly what the 5th guy saud… “Somebody must have changed my code.”

  2. Hehehe… fallen to these many times especially “But it worked on my computer…” but I bet u left out… “Can you restart your computer please?”

  3. Yep, I have used a few of those before. It is really a headache more time when you code everything and all is well… then find out the client’s server uses an older version of PHP or MySQL lol

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