eating one's own dogfood

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eating one's own dogfood definition

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When a developer uses their own code for their own daily needs. Being a user as well as a developer creates the user empathy that is the hallmark of good software.
The term seems to have originated at Microsoft.
(http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2004/04/16.html)
(2006-12-12)
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