Originally, this was a countdown to Y2K. Now it is a countdown until retirement.
This applet shows lines of code and application programs that I have the time to write between now and the end of the when I retire. The estimate is based on the COCOMO cost model, and the following assumptions:
You can change the adaptation adjustment factor and source lines of code per program assumptions via a pop-up “fine-tune” window.
The COCOMO model has a fixed relationship between labor effort and duration. Adding more people will not reduce the time to complete the effort. That is why we can reverse the COCOMO relationships to go from duration to labor effort to source lines of code.