Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope you are enjoying your Easter holidays.

Now that we’re at it: Did anyone else notice that Easter Eggs in software became really rare? Ten years and longer ago, it seemed to be good practice to include an Easter Egg, undocumented feature, or funny functionality in any software. In today’s times, this is not the case any more.

There are probably a series of reasons:

  • Security concerns: Unknown features may include security holes.
  • QA concerns: Unknown features may not be allowed by Quality Assurance.
  • Audit acceptability concerns: Each feature needs to be documented in order to have the software audited or certified.

All these are valid reasons, so probably the era of Easter Eggs is over. Except during the Easter holidays.

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