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.