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Largest program you have written

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Just curious
What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code length
and complexity?

Howard
Aug 7 '06 #1
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Howard,
Not sure I really get the point here. Most "large programs" are written by a
team of developers and have many different component parts and assemblies.
For example, in 2001 I worked as a team lead to convert retail banking
software that was originally written in classic COM to the .NET platform.
There were 18 total developers, broken into teams based on things like UI,
Data layer, Middleware, and other functionality. I never bothered to count
the total lines of code or even the number of assemblies in the finished
product, because my focus was to make sure that everybody did what they were
supposed to be doing and that it "fit" with what the other teams were doing.
It turned out at the MS Testing labs in Charlotte to be 1000% faster than the
original COM implementation, by the way.
Hope that makes sense.
Peter

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"Howard" wrote:
Just curious
What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code length
and complexity?

Howard
Aug 7 '06 #2

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I see. very impressive.

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.nospammin.comwrote in message
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Howard,
Not sure I really get the point here. Most "large programs" are written by
a
team of developers and have many different component parts and assemblies.
For example, in 2001 I worked as a team lead to convert retail banking
software that was originally written in classic COM to the .NET platform.
There were 18 total developers, broken into teams based on things like UI,
Data layer, Middleware, and other functionality. I never bothered to
count
the total lines of code or even the number of assemblies in the finished
product, because my focus was to make sure that everybody did what they
were
supposed to be doing and that it "fit" with what the other teams were
doing.
It turned out at the MS Testing labs in Charlotte to be 1000% faster than
the
original COM implementation, by the way.
Hope that makes sense.
Peter

--
Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
UnBlog:
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com


"Howard" wrote:
>Just curious
What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code
length
and complexity?

Howard

Aug 7 '06 #3

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Many business systems are defined by the number of associated tables. I
worked for quite some time on a 1000+ table system.

Of course this system wasn't necesarily complex ... smaller systems can be
much more complex than many of the larger systems.

Cheers,

Greg

"Howard" <ho*******@yahoo.comwrote in message
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Just curious
What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code
length and complexity?

Howard

Aug 7 '06 #4

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I worked on a relatively small system for an on-line banking system in the
UK.

The tables numbered in the low hundreds but it had to handle several million
banking transactions per hour (in a peak at lunchtime). It was fun. At the
time we had to ditch MSSQL (6.5) and use DB/2 with Java stored procedures
and VB6 COM+ for the data and business logic layers.

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Many business systems are defined by the number of associated tables. I
worked for quite some time on a 1000+ table system.

Of course this system wasn't necesarily complex ... smaller systems can be
much more complex than many of the larger systems.

Cheers,

Greg

"Howard" <ho*******@yahoo.comwrote in message
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>Just curious
What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code
length and complexity?

Howard


Aug 7 '06 #5

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Howard,
What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code
length and complexity?
The worst one

Cor

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What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code
length and complexity?

Howard

Aug 7 '06 #6

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Touché, Cor.

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"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" wrote:
Howard,
What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code
length and complexity?

The worst one

Cor

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What is the largest program you have written in terms of source code
length and complexity?

Howard


Aug 8 '06 #7

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