Standards and specs, Lies, statistics, and benchmarks

Measure twice, run everywhere

From the developerWorks archives

Peter Seebach

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: May 23, 2006

Benchmarks can be an excellent tool for predicting performance and estimating requirements. They can also be misleading, possibly catastrophically so. Benchmark standardization helps distinguish between a good estimate and a meaningless number.

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