I attended a blogger event last week hosted by Autodesk at the One Market street Gallery in San Francisco. It was a gathering of bloggers and independent voices to see the newest release of AutoCAD. I will be posting info that I gathered from the event and also discussing the impact of the 2011 releases as time progresses, but I wanted to start off with some data about how much effort Autodesk puts into a release.
For AutoCAD 2011
76,000 man hours in QA testing ( I talked to the QA folks at the event) which includes:
- 6000 total code reviews
- 2000 commands tested
- 4600 Beta customers
1.4 million lines of code were removed (did you get that? – REMOVED)
I look forward to seeing how this much effort, testing by so many, makes for a stable product that has a reduction in footprint based on less code bloat.