Post details: KLOCs

Jun 15, 2006 : KLOCs

That's thousands of lines of code.

An MSDN blog claims the current US developer averages 6200 LOCs/year. I counted what I wrote in the past 9 months, here at Cornerstone Univ, with the help of a student worker: 29,197 lines of Java code. Granted, a lot of that is boilerplate getters/setters, etc. But it also doesn't even count .xml configurations or .xhtml JSF/Facelet view definitions (think templates).

Non-nerdy: A LOC (line of code) metric is a bad way to measure software developer productivity, because anyone can produce more bad lines of code if they want. And decreasing lines of code sometimes makes the software better! But people use LOCs anyway because there's not much else (easily countable) to go by.

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Comment from: christopher herbert paytas [Visitor] · http://justmomentum.org
Dave,

Even the non-nerdy post still have some nerdness in them...Sorry : (

I want sports, sports, and more sports and maybe some sports.

Hope all is going well!

CYA soon.
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