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NewsReport: Only 40% of users trust brands to use their data responsibly Pin
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NewsWhy do development projects fail? Pin
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Actually, the main problem with creating a new monolithic system to replace an existing monolithic system is that management doesn't understand the reason that it's being rewritten, which is to make it more maintainable and extensible. A given app rewrite can benefit from lessons learned with regards to past efforts to extend the existing version, as well as maintenance pain points regarding chosen architecture.

However, those benefits are flushed down the drain when management thinks it's a simple lift-and-shift operation, and then realize it's like writing a whole new app (both the front-end and the back-end). They don't want to put the money into it, because "it works the way it is", despite the fact that maintenance tasks are taking longer and longer (and they fail to grasp WHY that's the case).

Here's the way the conversation usually goes (and it happens every month or so):

Management: "Why does it take so long to add such and such feature?"

Dev: "Because the code base is 13 years old, and you won't approve a rewrite."

Management: "How long will a rewrite take"?

Dev: "One day."

Management: "There's no money in the budget for that kind of effort. Let's just keep it the way it is."
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
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You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
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When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013

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NewsMars Express orbiter to get code update after 19 years Pin
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NewsListen Up, Visual Studio has a new feature you need to hear about! Pin
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NewsResearchers built a low-cost camera system that recreates sound from vibrations Pin
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NewsPCI Express 7 will be eight times faster than PCI Express 5 Pin
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