UNIT: 21 Laws of Computer Programming

Advanced. If I do and if I did. Технологии


to deploy - вводить в действие to require - требовать
obsolete - устаревший to exceed - превышать
to execut - выполнить to maintain - поддерживать
to expand - расширить to struggle - стараться изо всех сил
flawless - безупречный mess - бардак
 1. Any given program, once deployed , is already obsolete .
 2. It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa .
 3. If a program is useful, it will have to be changed.
 4. If a program is useless, it will have to be documented.
 5.Only ten percent of the code in any given program will ever execute .
 6.Software expands to consume all available resources.
 7.Any non-trivial program contains at least one error.
 8. The probability of a flawless demo is inversely proportional to the number  of  people watching, raised to the power of the amount of money involved.
 9. Not until a program has been in production for at least six months will its  most  harmful error be discovered.
 10. Undetectable errors are infinite in variety, in contrast to detectable errors,  which by definition are limited.
 11. The effort required to correct an error increases exponentially with time.
 12. Program complexity grows until it exceeds the capabilities of the  programmer who must maintain it.
 13. Any code of your own that you haven’t looked at in months might as well  have  been written by someone else.
 14. Inside every small program is a large program struggling to get out.
 15. The sooner you start coding a program, the longer it will take.
 16. A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than  expected; a carefully planned project takes only twice as long.
 17. Adding programmers to a late project makes it later.
 18. A program is never less than 90% complete, and never more than  95%complete.
 19. If you automate a mess, you will get an automated mess.
 20. Build a program that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.
 21. Users truly don’t know what they want in a program until they use it.

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