February 18, 2003
Lisp and XP Success

Kenneth Dickey on a successful software project [via CLiki]:

Imagine this. You need to build a complex, highly reliable software product that works at high speed on multiple networked server platforms and integrates with many kinds of server environments and databases. You have a working prototype but no production code and want product install CD-ROMs in under a year. The product is not totally defined, but you know that your business will change and you will have to feature evolve very fast in a highly competitive market. You are selling to Fortune 1000 companies, which demand 24/7 reliability.

And they did it in lisp.

This was the best code quality and the lowest development cost I have seen in 20 years of commercial software development.

Well, alright!

Posted by jjwiseman at February 18, 2003 12:33 PM
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