Best Programming Memes

20 Best Programming Memes for Coders and Computer Geeks!

It’s been a great year for memes, and especially programming memes — as more and more people learn the basics of even the most basic of codes, more people are getting clued up on the kind of humor that has developed around computer programming, coding and computer-related jobs.

Here at Cuphead Memes, we have been especially gratified by finding so many programmer memes we can laugh at. It helps with the stress relief, for a start. With viewing figures on sites such as Science Daily rising all the time, there is certainly scope for some comic relief in what is such a dry topic.

Somehow, finding these kinds of joke online has a liberating effect — just knowing that other people, out there, are struggling with the same coding issues, and having the same mental brainstorms, and issues, and errors, just makes life that little more bearable. Just a little.

Let’s face it — programming and software development isn’t for everybody. And certainly not for the uninitiated…

There’s my mother, for example — She tries her hardest to understand what I do sitting in front of a computer all day. I mean, when I’m not bossing it on Fortnite, that is. And she still can’t understand how text can be turned into images, websites, games, interactive platforms,  and apps. Although, to be fair, I can’t toast bread without burning it and she puts entire (unburnt) meals on the table (thanks mum!).

But I digress…

So, let’s take a little look  at some of them — memes only a programmer will understand…

…although we’re hoping the humor is broad enough to include the computer-sympathetic, too.

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Funny Programming Memes That Only Real Computer Programmers Can Decode

For all those who live in the coding world, here’s our favorite memes about programming. And we’ve found some true gems…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

1. We all love the semi colon…

The Hide and Seek champion since 1958!

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

2. Never a truer word spoken…

Don’t code today what you can’t debug tomorrow!

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

3. Pretty flawless logical thinking here…

Lasers were once a huge scientific breakthrough; now we use them to play with cats. Computers were once a huge scientific breakthrough; now we use them to look at cats. The conclusion? Science was created for cats… Flawless!

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

4. We’ve all been there, surely?…

eyeing up the Bootstrap on the street, while our current girl/boyfriend (html and css) gets jealous… I mean, it’s part of the current human condition, isn’t it?

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

5. Another fundamental truth, this time told through the medium of puppies and dragons….

‘baby’ (beginner) code looks and acts like a little playful puppy dog, but grown up, adult (advanced) code is more like the murderous dragons from Game of Thrones… agreed?

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

6. Another home truth told, this time through vehicular traffic…

. we all expect our code to drive in straight lines down straight roads in an orderly fashion, yet it actually tends to end up looking more like a car crash…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

7. Struggling with other people’s perceptions of your computer programming activity?

…Check out this graph!…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

8. I’m sure we’d all agree that ‘c followed by a hashtag’ is perhaps not the optimal naming convention…

certainly, that’s what this seal seems to think, anyway…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

9. Another meme based on people’s perceptions of computer programmers and coders…

Those who don’t know any better tend to imagine a sci fi environment, parents simply hope for a successful outcome (along the lines of Mr Gates) whereas I (the coder) am simply getting off on, in this case, being the millionth visitor… 

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

10. We can all sympathise with this one, surely?..

…the old song ’99 bottles of beer on the wall, adapted to code, but the number goes up instead of down due to bugs… kind of funny and true at the same time. Clever!

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

11. Ok, for the uninitiated, this clearly isn’t how you calculate 1+3,

because that’s simple math. What this meme is doing is making a joke…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

12. Hands up who has been here?…

Don’t know why it doesn’t work, then it works, and you don’t know why it’s now working? Job done! Invoice!

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

13. Just for the record here, we’re not condoning gun violence as a remedy to naieve questions about coding, programming or, indeed, hacking.

But as a simply graphic device, they do work wonders…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

14. Hmm, this meme was clearly invented and created by a programmer….

If you are dating a programmer, raise your glass, if you’re not, then raise your standards… laudable, I must say, but a little biased all the same…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

15. Probably, if any kind of reliable survey was done, this kind of meme might turn out to be truer than anyone might expect..

Friends think programmers sit in their underpants and play Cuphead  all day (check!); moms think we’re in a sci fi environment, doing something world-changing (check!); society can all relate to the tv series ‘the IT Crowd’ (check!); boss thinks it’s sci fi, but messy confusing sci fi (check!); I imagine myself in more of a ‘Matrix-style’ role and environment (check!); but at the end of it all, the restart button is getting worn out… (check!);

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

16. I was told there was going to be sleep

… we were ALL told there would be sleep — or, rather, we were NOT told there would be NO SLEEP!

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

17. More perception stuff. It’s never what we imagine…

…not what this guy imagines, anyway.

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

18. A little bit of programmer insult humor here…

your mother’s so fat she can sit on a binary tree and flatten it to a linked list in 0[1] time… that told you!

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

19. All you need is LOVE (Spelled out coding style)…

…cool for a coder to coder valentine’s card, but maybe lost on the majority…

 

Best Programming Memes
Best Programming Memes

20. When you’re programming and your code finally runs flawlessly…

…expressed by a happy looking seal. Nice!

 

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