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2009/10/30 11:17 AM RssIcon

I am in the IT industry. As a programmer we really have a hard time sometimes. I suppose the biggest challenge of any programmer is to produce a bug free program. Something that is considered the Holy Grail of the programming world.

Here is a good funny list of a program life cycle that I found while browsing the internet. Don't know who the author is.

1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.

2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.

3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren't really bugs.

4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn't work and discovers 15 new bugs.

5. Repeat three times steps 3 and 4.

6. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely premature product announcement based on overly-optimistic programming schedule, the product is released.

7. Users find 137 new bugs.

8. Original programmer, having cashed his royalty check, is nowhere to be found.

9. Newly-assembled programming team fixes almost all of the 137 bugs, but introduce 456 new ones.

10. Original programmer sends underpaid testing department a postcard from Fiji. Entire testing department quits.

11. Company is bought in a hostile takeover by competitor using profits from their latest release, which had 783 bugs.

12. New CEO is brought in by board of directors. He hires a programmer to redo program from scratch.

13. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free

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Re: Software development cycle

I'm sure there's some truth to it. :)

By Gordie Rogers on  2009/10/30 11:43 AM
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Gordie,
You better believe that. I've can vouch to experiencing similar. Except for the postcard rom Fiji. Don't I wish. LOL

By Robert Bravery on  2009/10/30 11:51 AM
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That's hilarious and a little scary!

By Mike CJ on  2009/10/30 12:42 PM
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Brilliantly funny - but very worryingly possibly close top the actual truth!

By Chris Downing on  2009/10/30 01:20 PM
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Back in the days when I used to do beta testing that brings back some memories!

By Kevin Tea on  2009/10/30 02:34 PM
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LOL - sounds like my old ALC programming days, or was that programming daze? :-)

By Jimi Jones on  2009/10/30 03:31 PM
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And I thought customizing a blog theme was challenging. I won't complain anymore! :)

Wishing you a picture perfect and bug free Halloween!
Patty

By Patty Reiser on  2009/10/31 01:44 AM
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By johnmcullum on  2009/10/31 02:57 AM
 
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