software

Linus’ Law Explained

The Law was established by Eric S. Raymond in his book The Cathedral and The Bazaar. The law is named after Linus Torvalds. Raymond stated that, “Given a large enough beta tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix is obvious to someone.” In simpler words, “given enough eyeballs, …

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Wirth’s Law Explained

Niiklaus Wirth, a Swiss computer scientist, in 1995 proposed an adage that “Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware is getting faster.” Wirth’s Law contradicts Moore’ law by stating that the numbers of transistors present on an integrated chip doubles every year. The main statement made within Wirth’s law is: “Software expands to fill …

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