Skip to main content

Famous Laws Of Software Development

Famous and interesting laws of Software Development

  1. Murphy's Law: If something can go wrong, it will. 
  2. Brook's Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. 
  3. Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. 
  4. Conway's Law: 
    1. Any piece of software reflects the organizational structure that produced it.
    2. [OR] Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. 
  5. Postel's Law: Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept. 
  6. Pareto Principle: For many phenomena, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.
  7. The Peter Principle: In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
  8. Kerchkhoff's Principle: In cryptography, a system should be secure even if everything about the system, except for a small piece of information - the key - is public knowledge.
  9. Linus's Law: Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.
  10. Moore's Law: 
    1. The power of computers per unit cost doubles every 24 month. 
    2. [OR] The number of transistors on an integrated circuit will double in about 18 months.
    3. [OR] The processing speed of computers will double every two years!"
  11. Wirth's law: Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster.
  12. Ninety-ninety rule: The first 90% of the code takes 10% of the time. The remaining 10% takes the other 90% of the time
  13. Knuth's optimization principle: Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
  14. Norvig's Law: Any technology that surpasses 50% penetration will never double again (in any number of months).
Source: https://www.timsommer.be/famous-laws-of-software-development

Feel free to share your thoughts in comments below.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Team Work

Ramo Vigrahavan Dharmah

A great verse from Ramayana: आहार निद्रा भय मैथुनं च  सामान्यमेतत् पशुभिर्नराणाम् । धर्मो हि तेषामधिको विशेष:  धर्मेण हीनाः पशुभिः समानाः ॥ AhAra-nidrA-bhaya-maithunam cha samAnam_etat_pashubhir_narANAm | dharmo hi teShAm adhiko visheSho dharmeNa hInAH pashubhiH samAnAH|| Eating, Sleep, Fear and Sex ; these habits are common between human beings and animals. It is the Dharma which is the special quality of the human beings. Without the Dharma, they are similar to the animals.  Rama is The Embodiment Of Dharma.  Maaricha, while speaking to Ravana- (Aranya Kandam 37-13): रामो विग्रहवान् धर्मः साधुः सत्य पराक्रमः | राजा सर्वस्य लोकस्य देवानाम् इव वासवः || ३-३७-१३|| raamo vigrahavaan dharmaH saadhuH satya paraakramaH | raajaa sarvasya lokasya devaanaam iva vaasavaH || 3-37-13 "Rama is the embodiment of righteousness, he is an equable person with truthfulness as his valour, and as with Indra to all gods he is the king of entire world. [3-37-13] Another great phra

Story about Samsara from Vidura in Maha Bharatha

From Sri Maha Bharatham - 11th Maha Parva (Stri Parva) - Jalapradanika Sub Parva - 5th Chapter "Dhritarashtra said, ‘Tell me in detail everything about the ways of that intelligence by which this wilderness of duties may be safely covered.’ "Vidura said, ‘Having bowed down to the Self-create, I will obey thy behest by telling thee how the great sages speak of the wilderness of life. A certain  brahmana,  living in the great world, found himself on one occasion in a large inaccessible forest teeming with beasts of prey. It abounded on every side with lions and other animals looking like elephants, all of which were engaged in roaring aloud. Such was the aspect of that forest that Yama himself would take fright at it. Beholding the forest, the heart of the  brahmana  became exceedingly agitated. His hair stood on end, and other signs of fear manifested themselves, O scorcher of foes! Entering it, he began to run hither and thither, casting his eyes on every point of