News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Keith Casey's Blog:
Software Development Failures?
August 21, 2009 @ 14:34:17

In this new post to his blog Keith Casey looks at a metric he considers a true failure at measuring the success of a piece of software - lines of code.

While the obvious implication of the article is that organizations are not properly equipped/trained/prepared to tackle these large software development projects and therefore eventually fail. Especially early in my career, I tried to tackle problems and ideas that simply weren't reasonable or were considered ridiculously complex and far beyond my skills. This is a common problem on software development teams with little real-world experience or hubris in their own skills or both...

He doesn't see the Lines of Code (LOC) metric as particularly useful and backs it up with a few reasons including the overwhelming complexity of large codebases, duplication in functionality from place to place and the amount of "cruft" code that can accumulate in older, less used parts of the code.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
software development failure loc linesofcode


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Elliot Haughin's Blog: ExpressionEngine2 & CodeIgniter: Will we see a change in the 3rd Party Market

Michelangelo van Dam's Blog: Book Review: PHP Development in the Cloud

PHPMaster.com: Code Templates, AutoHotKey, and Ditto: Speeding Up Development

Scott Johnson's Blog: Podcast : PHP Theory 1

Zend Developer Zone: Chris Hartjes on Learning From Ruby on Rails


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


xdebug extension community conference release introduction performance symfony2 laravel interview opinion series php7 voicesoftheelephpant example api podcast version framework library

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework