Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - 6 month subscription of Pandora One at 46% off. ×

Submission + - Rewrite app: costly, time-consuming, but worth it? (

vlangber writes: Joel Spolsky wrote a famous blog post back in 2000 called "Things You Should Never Do, Part I", where he wrote the following: ".. the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make: They decided to rewrite the code from scratch." Here is a story about a software company that decided to rewrite their application from scratch, and their experiences from that process."
NB! I forgot to login the first time I posted this story earlier today. Could you please update the original story and link it to my user? Thanks!

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Rewrite app: costly, time-consuming, but worth it?

Comments Filter:

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania