Jump to content



Photo

Healthcare.gov has 500 million lines of code?!


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 vetneufuse

neufuse

    Neowinian Senior

  • 17,124 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 04

Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:37

Seriously?! 500 million?!!!!!

 

That's the report that is coming out today...

 

 

for comparision

 

Windows 2000 had 30 million lines

Vista had about 45 million lines

Windows 7 had an estimated 38 million lines (they slimmed down windows from vista a lot apparently)

 

the space shuttle ran on 400,000 lines of code

 

heck I write insurance processing software, and our entire system which even processes 834 XML records that healthcare.gov uses only has 1.1 million lines of code

 

 

Someone needs to teach these people code reusability and not write spaghetti code




#2 Roger H.

Roger H.

    Neowinian Senior

  • 13,006 posts
  • Joined: 18-August 01
  • Location: Germany
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:38

No, it has 6 million lines of code, had 500,000 sign ups. Someone crossed the numbers somewhere



#3 ClassicTrekker

ClassicTrekker

    Neowinian

  • 146 posts
  • Joined: 17-April 12

Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:40

I heard "five million" lines of code, and I thought of Dennis Nedry from Jurassic Park:

 

"Do you know anybody who can network eight connection machines and debug two million lines of code for what I bid for this job? 'Cause if you can, I'd like to see 'em try!"



#4 OP vetneufuse

neufuse

    Neowinian Senior

  • 17,124 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 04

Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:41

No, it has 6 million lines of code, had 500,000 sign ups. Someone crossed the numbers somewhere

I don't know where they got the numbers from but that is what multiple sources are quoting now.. and Verizon (gov called them in now to help) is saying it needs to rewrite approx. 5 million lines (from another source)



#5 protocol7

protocol7

    It's Fumbles. It was always Fumbles.

  • 2,504 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 09

Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:51

I didn't think people still used Microsoft Frontpage.



#6 Phouchg

Phouchg

    has stopped responding

  • 5,689 posts
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Posted 22 October 2013 - 17:54

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”

- Ye Ole Billy



#7 Raze

Raze

    Mentally Compromised

  • 4,727 posts
  • Joined: 30-December 04
  • Location: Third Planet

Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:03

According to the New York Times - "According to one specialist, the Web site contains about 500 million lines of software code." not verified
and also from the NYT - "One specialist said that as many as five million lines of software code may need to be rewritten before the Web site runs properly." again not verified

hmmm...unnamed "specialists"...yup I believe 'em.

#8 shozilla

shozilla

    Neowinian Senior

  • 9,873 posts
  • Joined: 11-January 09

Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:05

obamayawn.gif



#9 OP vetneufuse

neufuse

    Neowinian Senior

  • 17,124 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 04

Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:05

According to the New York Times - "According to one specialist, the Web site contains about 500 million lines of software code." not verified
and also from the NYT - "One specialist said that as many as five million lines of software code may need to be rewritten before the Web site runs properly." again not verified

hmmm...unnamed "specialists"...yup I believe 'em.

Like I said above, these are just reports



#10 Roger H.

Roger H.

    Neowinian Senior

  • 13,006 posts
  • Joined: 18-August 01
  • Location: Germany
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nexus 5

Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:18

Someone posted this on DSLR.
 
<html>
<head>
<title> United States Healthcare Service</title>
</head>
<body>
<center>
<font size="3" color="red">GET A JOB! PURCHASE YOUR EMPLOYERS HEALTHCARE PLAN!</font><br>
<br>
<br>
This is not some socialist country! If you want that then you can turn in your citizenship and emmigratge to CA, UK, AU, or some other place!<br>
<br>
Get a job! Get benefits!<br>
<br>
</body>
</html>
 
LOL figured that should narrow down those lines of code, much easier to fix later on if needed :p

#11 ClassicTrekker

ClassicTrekker

    Neowinian

  • 146 posts
  • Joined: 17-April 12

Posted 22 October 2013 - 19:37

According to the New York Times - "According to one specialist, the Web site contains about 500 million lines of software code." not verified
and also from the NYT - "One specialist said that as many as five million lines of software code may need to be rewritten before the Web site runs properly." again not verified

hmmm...unnamed "specialists"...yup I believe 'em.

 

Maybe that's where I heard the five million lines of code--what needs to be rewritten, not the total number of lines of code. :)



#12 Anibal P

Anibal P

    Neowinian

  • 4,367 posts
  • Joined: 11-June 02
  • Location: Waterbury CT
  • OS: Win 8.1
  • Phone: Android

Posted 22 October 2013 - 20:39

Whoever wrote the code should be shot, I'm sure an amateur coder could have done a better job, and this company is supposedly run by professionals? 



#13 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:29

I don't code and I could do a better job than that.



#14 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

Atomic Wanderer Chicken

    Assistant Special Agent Chicken in charge

  • 3,699 posts
  • Joined: 20-August 12
  • Location: Black Mesa Research Facility, USA
  • OS: Windows 95 with Microsoft Plus
  • Phone: Motorola MicroTAC Elite

Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:35

The US gov't and technology is like a baby with a laptop. It boggles my mind how the NSA has all this high tech spying technology, yet the government cant design a website that full works.



#15 ACTIONpack

ACTIONpack

    Graphic Designer

  • 2,808 posts
  • Joined: 10-August 03
  • Location: Lawrenceville, GA
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 925 (T-Mobile)

Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:26

General the problem behind the Healthcare website is that there were no over site on progress, outsource test and cheapest bid for the project wins. I can understand why they go with the cheapest bid but there should also be guidelines on who can bid on this type of project. If they do already which I would think they have then there guidelines are way too low. $100 million to design the front and backend and run a website should not have that much issues if they did it right. Amazon spends about $200 million a quarter and gets millions of traffic a day with no or minimum issues.