OpenMRS might help more than the developing world
Posted Jun 25, 2007 9:35 UTC (Mon) by shane
In reply to: OpenMRS might help more than the developing world
Parent article: Google Summer of Code Series, OpenMRS
The aerospace industry uses the waterfall model exclusively,
because it is the only way to get software that is proven to work to the
level of safety and reliability required.
Where do you get that idea?
I got it from a talk at the 23rd Chaos Communication Congress last
Reliability in Aerospace
, given by a software engineer who works in
If you think about it, the waterfall model makes a great deal of sense for
aerospace projects. In these, the requirements are usually understood in
much more detail before coding begins than for a lot of software projects.
Also, while getting the requirements wrong is costly in any project, when
you are working with very expensive hardware it is disastrous. Finally,
the benefit of having a partially-working system (for example just "core
features") is much less or perhaps even nonexistant for aerospace.
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