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How old is the oldest code your organisation has in Production?

Survey period: 18 May 2015 to 25 May 2015

It doesn't have to be used a lot: it just has to still be running. Swift developers will not win this one.

OptionVotes% 
Less than 1 year. Freshly minted only.514.83
1 - 3 years. Most of the bugs have been found. Some even fixed.646.07
3 - 6 years. Natural selection is kicking in.11510.90
6 - 10 years. Mature and experienced code.19318.29
10-15 years. Some of our programs have beards.26625.21
15 - 25 years. Our code looks and smells funny.21620.47
25 - 40 years. That's not legacy code. THIS is legacy code.11110.52
Over 40 years old. Call Dr Scott the Paleontologist .393.70



 
GeneralTwenty three hours and twenty five minutes ... Pin
RedDk21-May-15 5:42
MemberRedDk21-May-15 5:42 
Generaloldie is goldie Pin
Yusuf20-May-15 9:49
MemberYusuf20-May-15 9:49 
We're porting a legacy code base and in the process caught a bug no one found in 15+ years. The new fixed code caused the output to change by some, which meant the output from the legacy and new app did not match in some cases. Customers did not like the change and they want the new code to work exactly as the legacy and we ended up re-introducing the bug. I wonder, if the customer wants it that way, is it a bug?

p.s. This was some sort of heavy mathematical calculation which spits out some value.

General15-25 Pin
den2k8820-May-15 0:07
professionalden2k8820-May-15 0:07 
GeneralJust a bit over 23 years now... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter19-May-15 22:48
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter19-May-15 22:48 
GeneralCode, algorithm or executable? Pin
firegryphon19-May-15 13:23
Memberfiregryphon19-May-15 13:23 
GeneralOld code isn't always obsolete code Pin
mllarson19-May-15 4:51
Membermllarson19-May-15 4:51 
GeneralIBM 360 Assembler code from the 60's Pin
Rosenne19-May-15 4:50
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GeneralRe: IBM 360 Assembler code from the 60's Pin
Mike Hankey19-May-15 10:55
professionalMike Hankey19-May-15 10:55 
GeneralRe: IBM 360 Assembler code from the 60's Pin
Rosenne19-May-15 18:57
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GeneralSwift developers? Pin
agolddog19-May-15 4:38
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GeneralOlder than I've been there Pin
R. Erasmus18-May-15 21:44
MemberR. Erasmus18-May-15 21:44 
GeneralRe: Older than I've been there Pin
Adrian Wadey18-May-15 23:51
professionalAdrian Wadey18-May-15 23:51 
GeneralRe: Older than I've been there Pin
Franc Morales19-May-15 0:04
MemberFranc Morales19-May-15 0:04 
GeneralRe: Older than I've been there Pin
Mike Barthold19-May-15 1:50
professionalMike Barthold19-May-15 1:50 
GeneralOLD VB6 code running from last 12+ years Pin
koolprasadd18-May-15 20:32
professionalkoolprasadd18-May-15 20:32 
GeneralRe: OLD VB6 code running from last 12+ years Pin
pkfox18-May-15 20:54
professionalpkfox18-May-15 20:54 
GeneralRe: OLD VB6 code running from last 12+ years Pin
Jeremy Falcon22-May-15 6:51
professionalJeremy Falcon22-May-15 6:51 
GeneralRe: OLD VB6 code running from last 12+ years Pin
Dan Neely19-May-15 4:29
MemberDan Neely19-May-15 4:29 
GeneralMy code but not my company Pin
  Forogar  18-May-15 15:05
professional  Forogar  18-May-15 15:05 
GeneralRe: My code but not my company Pin
RugbyLeague19-May-15 3:54
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GeneralRe: My code but not my company Pin
  Forogar  20-May-15 4:40
professional  Forogar  20-May-15 4:40 
GeneralI have no idea Pin
PIEBALDconsult18-May-15 7:04
professionalPIEBALDconsult18-May-15 7:04 
GeneralRe: I have no idea Pin
Brisingr Aerowing21-May-15 11:39
professionalBrisingr Aerowing21-May-15 11:39 
GeneralDepends Pin
Dan Neely18-May-15 5:03
MemberDan Neely18-May-15 5:03 
GeneralInteresting survey Pin
Rob Philpott18-May-15 3:38
MemberRob Philpott18-May-15 3:38 

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