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Productivity standard

Shiv Sidhaarth
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Joined: Aug 06, 2001
Posts: 119
Hi Ranchers,

I am curious to know what is the productivity measurements in java world. Eg. 500 loc per week. Can someone give some website links which has lot of statistics to show the industry standard? From that I can judge myself where I stand. Which technology gives more productivity for web application which has nothing more than CRUD operations.

Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Hello Shankar,

I heartily recommend reading Martin Fowler's article, Cannot Measure Productivity. The Wikipedia also lists some disadvantages of the traditional LOC metric.

You might also want to take a look at the essay titled "Software Development Productivity" at for better, alternative measures. These alternative measures are more difficult to calculate, however, which is why we have traditionally resorted to counting lines of code, shutting our eyes from its inherent flaws as a metric for productivity.

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Shiv Sidhaarth
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Joined: Aug 06, 2001
Posts: 119
Thanks for your reply Lasse.

Links are very good, informative and eye opener about productivity.
I agree. Here's the link:
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