Thursday, October 24, 2002

Spotted on [Thinking In .NET]
Better testing tools could save US companies $22B / year. According to this study, quoted in the September 2002 Scientific American, buggy software costs $59.6B per year, but better testing tools could reduce that by the aforementioned $22B. So download NUnit.

I have not had a chance to read the entire 300 page report, but it sounds kind of interesting. One funny, to me, observation I spotted was the following...

"In 2000, total sales of software reached approximately $180 billion. Rapid growth has created a significant and high-paid workforce, with 697,000 employed as software engineers and an additional 585,000 as computer programmers.

I always thought we computer programmers were just calling ourselves software engineers because it sounded better (and implied a certain level of craft). Looks like the government is drawing a clearer distinction, but I do not know what it is.
9:22:08 AM      

I had a note from Zoe this morning. I guess there is somebody out there. I am not sure I want all of my http traffic indexed. It's a lot of traffic and a lot of stuff I really do not care about. I think I am pretty happy allowing Google to handle that. OTOH, if space was not consideration, why not?
Zoe @ 10/24/2002 03:31 AM. Well... I don't know about weblogs per se. But there is a http proxy in the work that would potentially process your entire http traffic... Would that help?


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