Software engineer glossary of product terminology
or... The world of computer terms as seen by the marketing department.
Software is not compatible with previous versions.
Upper management doesn't understand it.
It finally booted on the first try.
Different colors from previous version.
Developed on a shoe string budget.
We're the only ones who have the documentation.
Manufacturing doesn't have a test system.
All parameters are hard-coded.
It will only run on the next generation supercomputer.
All the directories compare.
IT'S HERE AT LAST
Released a 26-week project in 48 weeks.
Impossible to fix.
MEETS QUALITY STANDARDS
It compiles without errors.
Works through beta test.
Disk drives go round and round.
We'll send you another copy if it fails.
We shipped it once before and we can do it again.
Almost as good as the competition.
Nothing ever ran this slow before.
YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT
Finally got one to work.