ALL meanings of 90-90 rule

9 9
  • abbreviation Technical meaning of 90-90 RULE Ninety-Ninety Rule 3
  • noun Definition of 90-90 rule in Technology (humour)   "The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time". An aphorism attributed to Tom Cargill of Bell Labs, and popularised by Jon Bentley's September 1985 "Bumper-Sticker Computer Science" column in "Communications of the ACM". It was there called the "Rule of Credibility", a name which seems not to have stuck. 1
Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?