Wednesday, 05 December, 2001
Biggest Mistake? Rewriting from Scratch
Software Market Solution recently interviewed Joel Spolsky of Joel on Software fame. The first question: "What is the single greatest development sin a software company can commit?" The answer: deciding to rewrite the product from scratch. He backs it up, too, with examples of companies that lost their competitive edge by taking too long in rewrite. The interview covers a couple of other topics of interest. This page is the first of two parts of the interview.
If you're a software developer you really should bookmark the Joel on Software page and read it regularly. He has an almost-daily diary that's sometimes interesting, and every couple of weeks he writes a major article that is very pertinent. Highly recommended.