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  • v. Present participle of dogfood.

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  • "At Google, we are constantly experimenting with new products and technologies, and often ask employees to test these products for quick feedback and suggestions for improvements in a process we call dogfooding," wrote Mario Querioz, the company's London-based vice president of product management.

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  • At Google, we are constantly experimenting with new products and technologies, and often ask employees to test these products for quick feedback and suggestions for improvements in a process we call dogfooding (from "eating your own dogfood").

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  • One common practice is so-called dogfooding, Morgan said, which is "when an engineer has to walk around and live with the device he made," or eat his own dog food, as the expression goes.

    Livescience.com

  • Eating one's own dog food, also called dogfooding, is when a company uses the products that it makes.

    Signal vs. Noise

  • For example, with Google Apps Web Forms we innovated by addressing the key problem of distributed data collection, making it incredibly simple to collect survey data from within the enterprise — a critical feature for collecting internal feedback we use extensively when "dogfooding" all of our products.

    The 2008 Founders' Letter

  • However, there are clear limits to what "dogfooding" as the process is known can predict about how the general public will receive a product, especially at a company like Google where employees are selected in part because they are "outliers" compared to the general population, Boyd said.

    CNET News.com

  • And this 'dogfooding' (something-like-Adsense), can I 'test' it somehow?

    Comments for 'Cross The Breeze

  • Queiroz wrote that several Google employees had been given the phone for "dogfooding"; slang for testing, as in "eating our own dog food".

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • The company had been testing the Nexus One smartphone with employees through a process it dubbed "dogfooding", but today it announced the device would be available more broadly through its web store.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Not a bad "dogfooding" effort as we normally do this kind of pre-release testing inside the 4 walls of Microsoft and can never get that scale.

    MSDN Blogs

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  • I've heard dogfooding used particularly in Redmond Washington.

    December 12, 2006

  • to eat your own dogfood is to run production systems on beta code. you find and fix errors faster that way, so the story goes.

    if you're really brave you run on alpha code.

    see also bootstrapping

    December 12, 2006