Code much? I have to admit that all I know about coding has long been forgotten. While I am not that old, my university days are now part of the hazy past. Those were some good times, but as life often goes, I have branched out to other things quite unrelated to coding.
I am pretty sure we have some readers who are engaged in this activity on a regular basis, and if you are one of them, you might be interested in this infographic created by Source Ninja. ((Source Ninja Blog)) Titled Bugs in Your Open Source Code: The Financial Time and Cost of Defective Software, the infographic provides details on the impact of software defects.
Did you know that…
- The cost of developing high dependability software is twice the cost of developing low dependability software?
- In the United States, the annual cost for defective software equates to $60 billion?
- 10 percent of defects account for 90 percent of all downtime? And we all know very well how much downtime ought to be avoided – whether or not you work in the technical side of things.
The infographic also provides details about the stages where defects are discovered. Here is a quick rundown, in order of frequency – lowest to highest.
- Coding/unit test
- Integration/RAISE system test
- Early feedback beta testing
- Post product release
Obviously, the later the defects are discovered, the higher the costs incurred.
Here’s the entire image for you to go through. Yeah, stat geeks will have a trip out of this one.
Come to think of it, even if you are not a coder, as long as you use open source code, you can put this information to a lot of good use. Go impress your boss!