A big portion of the miscellaneous cake we call the Earth is sitting in front of their computer screens at this very moment. The pandemic life has made us all largely dependent on computers, electronics, and whatnot.

And while some of us are still sorting out how not to turn up as a cat for your next Zoom meeting, others are totally nailing their inner tech nerds with Starcraft benders.

So this seems like the perfect moment to introduce you to a comedy genre in its own right called Programmer Humor. In fact, there’s a whole powerhouse on Reddit dedicated entirely to that—"humor and jokes relating to programmers and programming.”

Sounds niche? Well, I wouldn't be so sure. 1.4 million members are totally swearing by humorous puns, jokes, and memes that feature everything from coding, cookies, browsers, IT depts, CSS, Java, Python, and you name it.

#1

We’re Safe

We’re Safe

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Something
Community Member
4 months ago

Robot Liaison will be the new job.

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#2

Loading

Loading

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Something
Community Member
4 months ago

Some browsers can now be set to mute by default.

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For a big part of the population, the IT world ends with the system update on your computer screen. You press ‘agree’ and go about the rest of the day. But sometimes, the programming world trolls us big time, like Samsung, who accidentally sent out a mystery alert to thousands of devices yesterday night.

People reacted immediately, claiming the alert woke them up and wanting to find out what it was all about. After all, getting a ‘1’ notification looks very suspicious indeed.

But Samsung isn’t the first company to send out bizarre notifications to a wide audience of clients. Last year, OnePlus accidentally did the same by sending odd text in Chinese characters, which turned out to be an internal test for a software update (and which obviously failed).

#3

Programmers Know The Risks Involved!

Programmers Know The Risks Involved!

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My O My
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4 months ago

Yep, can confirm

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#4

Whats The Best Thing You've Found In Code?

Whats The Best Thing You've Found In Code?

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Jane Martin
Community Member
4 months ago

all the time

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Samsung has issued a statement on Twitter saying: “Recently, a notification about “Find My Mobile 1” occurred on a limited number of Galaxy devices. This was sent unintentionally during an internal test and there is no effect on your device. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.”

As you can imagine, the incident was already picked up by people online as it fueled a fresh burst of jokes and memes.

Such instances show a couple of things. First, accidents do happen. Second, even though Samsung claimed it won’t affect any device that received it, that doesn’t mean it’s not scary. Everyone’s on edge with the pandemic blues already, and such accidental stunts are doing more harm than good.

After we all had a good laugh, it’s up to programmers to clean up the whole mess. Because if there’s a code, there’s a bug, and the two won’t live without one another.

#5

Best 404 Page

Best 404 Page

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
4 months ago

Okay, that really is brilliant

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#6

Human Brain

Human Brain

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

True.

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#7

Honesty

Honesty

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

Oh, ok, then 123456

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#8

Job Offer Written By Hr

Job Offer Written By Hr

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Something
Community Member
4 months ago

Plot twist: They are actually secretly seeking time travelers.

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#9

Cries In Powershell

Cries In Powershell

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Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

Life for anyone who is able to program!

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#10

Why Programmers Like Cooking

Why Programmers Like Cooking

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Eric Law
Community Member
4 months ago

And per "best practice" you're now supposed to use bricks instead, cut into the shape of carrots.

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Not all technical bugs come and go, and some of them have taught us valuable lessons, sadly, at the cost of innocent people—like the Therac-25 disaster that occurred with the Therac-25 radiation therapy machine. It was produced by Atomic Energy of Canada, but caused accidental radiation overdoses. As a result, it killed six patients.

#11

Can You Fix My Device?

Can You Fix My Device?

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
4 months ago

Wise

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#12

Quality "Assurance"

Quality "Assurance"

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Basil Ignatov
Community Member
4 months ago

I just ordered ∞ pickles.... everything is fine

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#13

Happy Birthday Linux!

Happy Birthday Linux!

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Something
Community Member
4 months ago

Honestly, this would be the best cake to get for real. Completely fresh and no secret ingredients.

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#14

What Was The Previous Electrician Thinking

What Was The Previous Electrician Thinking

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Eric Law
Community Member
4 months ago

And then you remember that the previous programmer was you...

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#15

C++ Cheater

C++ Cheater

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

stackoverflow is your friend ;-)

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The Therac-25 case’s investigation showed that poor software and insufficient system development caused the malfunctioning of the system. These could have been caused because there were difficulties in performing automated software tests.

Nancy Leveson, an expert who investigated the case, found that inexperienced coders created buggy software. Moreover, it’s speculated that a sole programmer was in charge of creating the software which they based on code from the Therac-6 and Therac-20. It’s thought that the tragedy was really down to human error, which makes it all the more devastating.

#16

Helping My Teammates Remember What Day Of The Week It Is

Helping My Teammates Remember What Day Of The Week It Is

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Michael Green
Community Member
4 months ago

Bahahahah.

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#17

We've All Been There

We've All Been There

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Michael Green
Community Member
4 months ago

Soo good. Relatable, even outside of the 'dev world'.

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#18

Totally Agree

Totally Agree

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
4 months ago

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#19

Biggest Lie

Biggest Lie

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Daria B
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, it "should", not it "will". ♡

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#20

My Code

My Code

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

And then a few weeks or months down the line, you are reading through the code and thinking who wrote this pile of the proverbial.

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#21

True Happiness

True Happiness

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Drawings of HS
Community Member
4 months ago

Well said

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#22

Hopefully This Hasn't Been Posted Before

Hopefully This Hasn't Been Posted Before

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Tami
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, but that dopamine ping when your code finally works!

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#23

Shots Were Fired In My Discrete Math Textbook

Shots Were Fired In My Discrete Math Textbook

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Fair enough

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#24

Lamo

Lamo

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Eric Law
Community Member
4 months ago

Is there a way to Google stuff offline?

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#25

Stacking If Else Statements Be Like

Stacking If Else Statements Be Like

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Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

I recommend switch()

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#26

This Website Doesn't Use Cookies

This Website Doesn't Use Cookies

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Andrei Anghel
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a good one :)

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#27

It's Always Fun

It's Always Fun

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

I really hope that one comes back to the bite them. :D

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#28

Readmes Are Just Suggestions Anyways

Readmes Are Just Suggestions Anyways

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

And ASSUME makes an ASS out of U and ME.

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#29

I Am The It Department

I Am The It Department

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

I am the IT department!

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#30

Every Class You Break, Every Fix You Fake, I'll Be Judging You

Every Class You Break, Every Fix You Fake, I'll Be Judging You

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*sneezes in pansexual*
Community Member
4 months ago

lmao EVERY SINGLE FRICKEN TIME

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#31

How Times Change!

How Times Change!

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Ian Harac
Community Member
4 months ago

The Apollo source code is on the web. In it -- in code that ultimately was compiled and went to the moon -- is a comment on a line: "Temporary I hope I hope I hope". It wasn't temporary. Nothing has changed in programming since 1969.

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#32

I Feel Like One Of These Books Is Misleading Me

I Feel Like One Of These Books Is Misleading Me

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Its a very big nutshell 🌰

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#33

Someone Try This

Someone Try This

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AqualiaGuineaPigWolfCat
Community Member
4 months ago

This is great

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#34

Why Would You Hurt Me In Such A Way

Why Would You Hurt Me In Such A Way

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Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

Ouch.

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#35

Not The Time, Dad

Not The Time, Dad

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Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd be a lot more worried if they were calling for an IT engineer.

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