Quantitative

It’s tempting when trying to be customer-centric to focus on delivering lots of functionality quickly. Supposedly features win the race and can increase revenue, but is that all that matters? Evidence such as the troubles Twitter have had in the past and this anecdote from Google about search time suggests there are other qualities of …

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Remodelling

The codebase of a subsystem or maybe the whole system has turned into a big ball of mud. It’s claimed too brittle, too complex and too costly to continue developing. It’s at this point that a grand rewrite is proposed accompanied by statements of how things will be different: We’ll eliminate static wiring using Spring …

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