The New York Times reports that the Obamacare Website contains 500-million lines of code.
That's a lot. That's like a million, but 500 times that.
Developer Alex Marchant decided to do a comparison of Healthcare.gov and other applications. And it ain't pretty.
[Alex Marchant blog]
It's bigger than Windows XP. It's bigger than Facebook. It's bigger than OS X Tiger (which had code to support both Intel and RISC chips).
I suppose it's part of the government logic to throw more at it. When their programs fail, they throw more money at it. When regulations fail, they throw more regulations at it. And, that same logic gets us a Website that's 6 times bigger than Facebook and is not nearly as secure. Or helpful.
Maybe if they improved the Obamacare site by adding Candy Crush.
Instead, of wallet crush.