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1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.
2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.
3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing
department
that the other 10 aren't really bugs.
4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn't work
and
discovers
15 new bugs.
5. Repeat three times steps 3 and 4.
6. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely premature
product
announcement
based on overly-optimistic programming schedule, the product
is
released.
7. Users find 137 new bugs.
8. Original programmer, having cashed his royalty check, is
nowhere to be
found.
9. Newly-assembled programming team fixes almost all of the
137
bugs, but
introduce 456 new ones.
10. Original programmer sends underpaid testing department a
postcard from
Fiji. Entire testing department quits.
11. Company is bought in a hostile takeover by competitor
using
profits from
their latest release, which had 783 bugs.
12. New CEO is brought in by board of directors. He hires a
programmer to
redo program from scratch.
13. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free..
 
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