Software Architecture: Propping Up a House of Cards

Software Architecture: Propping Up a House of Cards

All too often, IT professionals in general and business software development companies in particular use “temporary” bad fixes that somehow never manage to get corrected. As a result, companies produce products that simply don’t make sense — for example, a currently available Windows TCP/IP-based application that is Ethernet dependent and an application that requires administrator privileges to run. In many cases, developers focus on providing eye-candy and new features instead of addressing the foundation of their software.

What’s the solution? InfoWorld recommends, “Anyone involved in IT products or processes needs to stop tying ancient code and frameworks together with bailing wire and duct tape and take the time to do it right. Software vendors must bite the bullet and rewrite that 15-year-old application from scratch using modern platforms.”

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