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The Value — and Limits — of Eating Your Own Dog Food

DoorDash engineers will find out what it’s like schlepping food around town. But it might not help.

A bowl of dry brown dog food.

In software development, there’s a phenomenon known as “eating your own dog food.”

“Dogfooding,” as it’s often called, is the act of using your own software — even as you’re building it…

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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

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I write 3X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @clive@saturation.social clive@clivethompson.net