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  • I've participated in many dog-fooding exercises, supportability reviews, platform evaluations, etc., so I've learned what to look for.

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  • Mr. Pichette said many of Google's products undergo a process called "dog-fooding" before being released to the public.

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  • Ask almost any technology company what products and services they use within their own organizations, and most will enthusiastically admit to "dog-fooding" their own products.

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  • But something went wrong with the dog-fooding process for Google Buzz, forcing company engineers to scramble over a holiday weekend to calm the outcry over privacy violations with tweaks to the settings and set-up process.

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  • - TechCrunch reports today that Google is dog-fooding (using and testing internally) a desktop app that lets you make Google Voice calls.

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  • Yes they confirmed that the conceptual phone is for real, but they didn't open up much of the details. dog-fooding statement on another view:

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  • Google Inc. is letting employees around the world test what is expected to be its first branded phone ahead of a planned release next year. in a blog that it is "dog-fooding" (as in eating your own dog food) the phone to get employees who will give it feedback.

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  • The company tested different designs in the wild, with members of the public in Google's testing labs, and its usual "dog-fooding" process among employees, and assembled enough data on preferences to put together the final product. has been criticized for this data-driven approach to design in the past, perhaps most prominently by former employee Douglas Bowman, who in departing the company last year wrote "I won't miss a design philosophy that lives or dies strictly by the sword of data."

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  • I do this often with my own code as I tend to be the most active and picky consumer. :)

    February 16, 2009

  • “For many ideas, Google’s first and most important audience is its employees, and it typically tries products internally before releasing them.

    Google and other technology companies refer to this as “eating your own dog food.�? Through such “dog-fooding,�? Google learned that the early version of its calendar program was fine for parents tracking children’s soccer games, but not robust enough to meet a corporate user’s need to book rooms, reserve equipment and delegate scheduling.�?

    The New York Times, How Google Decides to Pull the Plug, by Vindu Goel, February 14, 2009

    February 16, 2009