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Why are the sizes of programs so large?

If we look at the vintage program Netscape Navigator or an early version of Microsoft Word, those programs were less than 50 MB in size. Now when I install google chrome it is 200 MB and desktop ...
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Software teams and surrounding support teams [closed]

Help me understand the need for managers, product managers, program managers, design architects, engineering directors, and all other auxiliary job titles that surround software development but don't ...
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Include internal defects into the release notes?

When delivering a product, Release notes clearly contain known issues found by customer in the previous build. But should we include defects that we, as a supplier, found during our testing, those ...
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Are there any reasons not to accept a software deliverable as a virtual machine?

This is a question about logistics, not a technical question. My company has outsourced some embedded software work. Specifically, we have payed a contractor to develop an embedded system for us ...
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Designing an email system to guarantee delivery

Summary: We are looking to expand our use of email for notification purposes. We understand it will generate more inbox volume, but we are being selective about which events we fire notification on ...
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Steps for moving towards continuous delivery? [closed]

Say you have a traditional dev > test > production process say on a monthly release cycle. What are some of the steps you need to take and put into place to move towards a model of continuous ...
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What is Global Delivery Model?

Many software companies preach in their Website Banners: "Global Delivery Model". Has it anything to do with Deployment?