Posts Tagged ‘Lines of Code’

  • Software metrics for the developer

    on Feb 23, 10 • by Alen Zukich • with No Comments

    In a previous post, I talked about different types of metrics and how they can apply.  These were mostly focused on a system level and provided insight into system complexity from  release to release or build after build.  Now, let’s take a look at some other metrics and how they can be used effectively with the developers. There are literally hundreds of metrics you can measure, so what is really important?  That’s a tough question because it depends on your organization.  Perhaps you have some coding standards in place or simply want to measure some

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  • Software Complexity, Lines of Code and Digital Derby

    on Jan 27, 09 • by Brendan Harrison • with 4 Comments

    Many of us have seen the # of lines of code (LOC) stats that get thrown around as a metric for illustrating how complex software development has become: The U.S. Army’s Future Combat System is estimated at 60 million lines of code (MLOC) The software that runs the Boeing 787 is almost 7 MLOC, triple that of the 777 GM says future cars will have >100 MLOC (that sounds high, but hey, <insert GM joke here>) So, yes there’s a lot of code out there, it’s growing, and it’s getting more complex. It’s tough to

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