Today, the EventIQ development team realized that they’ve written 895,091 lines of code for InviteRight and our associated web sites over the past 9 years. Since our start in 2007, our team has averaged close to 100,000 lines of code each year.
To put that in perspective, that’s the equivalent of 18,000 pages of printed text, or 14 editions of War and Peace. The Hubble space telescope launched in 1990 with just over 2 million, and Windows 3.1 revolutionized the world in 1992 with about 3 million.
Brian Kernighan, a contributor to the development of the Unix system and other programming languages, once said that “controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming”, and he’s not wrong. Developing programs to provide a simple, straightforward user experience but that remain flexible enough to incorporate the latest innovations is no easy task. While good programming needs to also focus on reducing the overall amount of code, ongoing evolution ensures new lines are always being written.
InviteRight has been designed to be very user-friendly but to allow for the broadest possible use. Our team works hard to keep growing our forms as an agile, customizable and scalable solution that can fit almost any need. The regular addition of new features and additional functionality make it one of the most robust online forms currently available.
So congrats to our amazing team for their ongoing dedication to making InviteRight the best it can be! On to the big one million!