Programming, Software Architecture

Good software takes ten years (get used to it).

Failure to understand the ten-year rule leads to crucial business mistakes.

Joel Spolsky wrote:

“So, it takes a long time to write a good program, but when it’s done, it’s done. Oh sure, you can crank out a new version every year or two, trying to get the upgrade revenues, but eventually people will ask: Why fix what ain’t broken?”

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