The KLOC Paradox
The KLOC paradox goes something like this:
Suppose we count lines of code per day (LOCs, or KLOCs) to measure the productivity of a software engineer:
Then, if programmer A writes 100 lines of code, his productivity is 100 lines of code per hour. Even if this introduces a bug.
If programmer B deletes the 100 lines of code, then his/her productivity is negative. Even if this actually solves the bug...
Guess no-code solves this problem.
N.b. I read this long ago, but I cannot find a simple form online. It was listed together with other software myths such as:
- the Mongolian horde concept: just throw-in more people to solve any problem, including delays in delivery.
- the First rule of cyclism: you always run up-hill and against-wind.
- "We can fill-in the details later".
- The 95%-ready paradox.
Maybe it was from Pressman (2001). Software Engineering - A Practitioner's Approach.