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Cost Estimation For Aspect Oriented Programming AOP

There are many estimation techniques, such as counting lines of code, Function Points, Object Points, etc. However, my next project is using Aspect Oriented Programming. Are there any special ...
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How can I estimate hosting costs on Heroku into the hundreds of thousands of users?

Heroku's pricing page is clear when looking at what I'm paying and what I'm getting, but it is not helpful for predicting future costs of an app. If I have an app that is still being developed, how ...
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Quoting for a project with closed source

I sit with a project that I need to quote, and until the job is awarded, I can only use "View source" to check, and ask a few questions about the system. That makes quoting outright impossible for me ...
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Is there a software engineering principle that relates reuse and regression test cost on a production system?

I've worked on a large financial transaction system for a bank that looked after Pensions and Investments. After 15 years of feature changes, the manual regression test cost had climbed to $200K per ...
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What is the significance of the output of Function Point analysis

I am a beginner in Software Engineering principles. This question have only academic significance. I read about Function Point analysis.We will be getting an integer value as output for Function ...
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Should there be a formal role (internal or external) assigned to dev environments to control wasteful complexity?

A few years ago, I worked for a small company that went so far into developing in-house frameworks that they dedicated their most senior developer, and their architect to developing a custom MVC ...
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The Relative Cost Efficiency of (Acceptance) Test Driven Development

I would like to know what the overall impact of resource planning on a software project is, where the requirements and design of the project are driven by automated acceptance tests and unit tests, in ...
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Is there an equivalent to Build-Operate-Transfer for software development?

Is there an equivalent to Build-Operate-Transfer or Build-Lease-Transfer in software development? Does it even make any sense to operate such a project in software? Do you know of any projects in your ...
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Are there any statistics on how often code is read?

I have often come across claims that source code is read much more than it is written and just wanted to do a little calculation like: If you write a line that takes me 5 minutes longer to read ...
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Good examples for teaching software estimation (size, schedule, effort)?

I'm going to be teaching a class that covers a broad brush of estimation techniques. I intend to cover absolute estimation techniques based on SLOC (e.g. Function Points, COCOMO II etc.) and ...
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Quantitfying a cost for a software project

Disclaimer: I didn't know exactly where to put this question. If you feel that this question is not suitable for Programmers @ StackExchange, feel free to migrate it. Background: Broadening my last ...
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Estimate cost of project depends on [SLOC|COCOMO]?

Is it logical to estimate cost of project depends on source lines of code? Like those calculated reports from tools such as sloccount ohloh estimating * How to convince [somebody|employer|client] ...
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Estimating Cost of modifying someone elses code

I am relatively new to web development and haven't had to provide estimates for many large projects yet (my last large project was just paid for by the hour without a strict deadline or budget). A ...
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How do you price your work?

Well, let me explain : This has really been an issue for me, for such a long time. And what is worse - since coding is something I simply ADORE (I would definitely do it, even if there was no payment ...
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Is it significantly costlier to fix a bug at the end of the project?

In a blog post by Andrew Hay, the following axiom was posited: It costs significantly more to fix a bug at the end of the project that it does to fix the same bug earlier in the project. ...
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Orthogonal design for product pricing and production planning with a NoSQL database

I am in the process of developing extensible software for the company I am working with for product pricing and production planning. The Present Scenario There are basically two types of products: ...
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Development Cost of Google Chrome [closed]

How much money did Google throw at the development of Chrome ? The actual figure is probably not public knowledge. An educated guess would be fine. Bonus points for time-series data :D
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On what basis would you split donation money among your open source team members without any strife?

I am a developer of an open source project which is hosted in SourceForge. It started out as a little app then after some releases, it got more and more popular and it started consuming more time and ...
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Are there any free software tools to aid software cost estimation using object points?

I'm looking for a free (or if there is none, then paid too) software that could aid estimating the effort to create a software using object points. If anyone knows any other software that is able to ...
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How do freelancers know how much their work is worth?

I want to start a bit of freelancing in web development using ASP.NET MVC3 and PHP and I already have some people who are interested in hiring me, but I still can't figure out how much to charge for ...
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Which one is more reliable in a large project, COCOMO or FP?

I have estimated the cost of a product by COCOMO, then I estimated it by FP too. the results were so different from each other! The cost estimated by FP was about two times more than the estimated ...
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Software cost estimation

I've seen on my work place (a University) most students making the software estimation cost of their final diploma work using COCOMO. My guessing is that this way of estimating costs is somewhat old ...
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What should I keep in mind when writing custom software quotes?

I've been asked to give a quote to extend a piece of software i'm currently giving away for free for use by a company. They tell me they are using it in-house at the moment in conjunction with some ...