I'm not a programmer, but I do have a little knowledge and have been working on my coding skills for my work. 500 million lines of code is ridiculous. This thing will never work right.
That sounds bad already. But then there was this head-turner: “One specialist said that as many as five million lines of software code may need to be rewritten before the Web site runs properly.”
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense ... ay_to.html
Five million lines of code? Well, if that seems like a lot, consider that the site as a whole apparently contains 500 million lines of code. “By comparison,” the Times notes, “a large bank’s computer system is typically about one fifth that size.”
OK, so the site is gargantuan, as measured by lines of code. These numbers are clearly meant to underscore the enormity of the task at hand in building (and fixing) a site the size of Healthcare.gov. But the software developers I’ve talked to see it a little differently. If the site really contains 500 million lines of code, they say, that’s a strong hint that the programmers involved are doing something wrong. (Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system, by the way, contained some 50 million lines of code, and was criticized for being slow and bloated at that.) And if they’re using the number of lines of code as a metric for progress and project scope, that may be indicative of serious dysfunction in the process.
The schadenfreude is just delicious! Whats' that? A bunch of politicians, political appointees and their big business buddies fucked up a tech roll out? You don't say? Next you'll tell me the affordable care act is (1) not affordable and (2) was also put together by incompentent politicians.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until the site is finished (snicker) and Obama's hipster voting block finds out they can't keep their doctor & their policy cost is NOT going down by $2,500 a year. Quite the opposite; thier policies costs are going way way up! Not to mention, that little first year penalty is not $95.00. It's actually $95.00 OR 1% (whatever is greater) of your income and it only goes up year after year.
Full steam ahead! I vote for hitting the iceberg and getting this over with!