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Andrew Bowden Andrew Bowden | 09:50 UK time, Wednesday, 22 April 2009

This is Da Vinci.

Da Vinci - the test farm

No. You're right. This doesn't really look like a famous Italian polymath at all.

In fact this Da Vinci is a room in our office, commonly known internally by a slightly more down to earth name of "The Farm".

Da Vinci is our test farm, and contains about a hundred different set top boxes on which our services are tested - if you've ever built a website and felt the pain of having to test a website in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari AND Konqueror (okay, that last one is probably just me!), then you might want to spare a thought for our test team who have to test on lots of different boxes - all with their own odd quirks and behaviours!

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Andrew Bowden is senior producer, TV Platforms team, BBC FM&T.

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