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NewsWe can’t measure Programmer Productivity… or can we? Pin
Kent Sharkey14-Jan-15 12:15
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Marc Clifton14-Jan-15 15:12
communityengineerMarc Clifton14-Jan-15 15:12 
Actually, if products were actually spec'd in sufficient detail to enumerate the different UI's, the functional requirements, the DB model, services, etc., it actually is pretty easy to estimate how long a product should take to manifest. But nobody does those things, because they take time. Granted, there's a certain amount of change that occurs during development, but it's usually not unmanageable.

So, I'm not sure how the heck you can measure programmer productivity if you don't have a decent spec against which estimate task times. And besides, productivity is an individual thing and based on experience -- my productivity sucks when I'm writing Javascript, but I still get the job done. But if I had a spec that said "this function, in Javascript, should take an hour to write, document, and test" and I did it in 4 hours, well, then you'd have a basis for my productivity in Javascript.

Marc

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NewsSamsung approaches BlackBerry about buyout - source Pin
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NewsGoogle Translate now does real-time voice and sign translations on mobile Pin
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NewsRunning ASP.NET 5 applications in Linux Containers with Docker Pin
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