dogfooding

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dogfooding

dogfooding

Companies that internally use the software products they create for the public. Developers who do not use their own software on a regular basis are often unable to understand the problems users face.

The expression comes from early, live TV commercials for dog food when the dog occasionally refused to eat the chow. "Does the dog eat the dog food?" came to mean "do they really like the product themselves?"
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Pierce alleged that the dog-food harassment continued with cans left in his car and other firefighters barking at him.
After he complained, colleagues harassed him, by barking and making dog-food jokes, he said, eventually forcing him to take a leave from work.
Alpo - Taken from the dog-food brand and used to describe sausage topping.