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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.
Photo: Marco Verch via flickr/CC BY 2.0

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

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

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