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Eusebiu Marcu18-May-23 0:38
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MikeCO1018-May-23 3:36
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jschell18-May-23 5:43
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Eusebiu Marcu18-May-23 6:40
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jschell19-May-23 7:46
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Eusebiu Marcu19-May-23 23:06
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jschell21-May-23 7:18
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Eusebiu Marcu21-May-23 22:34
Eusebiu Marcu21-May-23 22:34 
jschell wrote:
How long have you been doing this? How many companies have you worked for?

If you quote me, at least quote the entire sentence. Smile | :)
I said: "I never encountered an app that was badly written (like spaghetti code) and kept alive just because in the initial stages the cost was peanuts". In all my apps, they were always written with a strategy in mind (and there was never such a thing: write it as you like, we will scrap it later, which OP is basically saying and insisting on why spaghetti code is a "solution" - it might be in this weird case...), they knew that it would be at a certain standard, so no spaghetti code even if it was the cheapest solution. The point was that the initial cost was not the reason to keep it for later. Oh, that it had become so useful/critical (because someone didn't do it's job to review the code or hired the wrong devs or didn't want to change it anymore because was cheap and thinks will never change, which it's actually the counter-example of what OP is saying) that one cannot easily replace it, yes, ofc I've encountered; hell, I helped refactor them but the company never said "it was a cheap app, how can we not support it now?". Laugh | :laugh:

To answer your questions, I worked for both mid-size companies and corporations, and for about 17 years (one can say I have a little of experience in software development, in multiple languages, and runtimes - from native, to managed to gaming). You are right that larger the company, the easier is to "decide" to rewrite it, but no "normal" company (I don't know them all) would decide that (i.e. keep it just because it was cheap the first 2-3 sprints Laugh | :laugh: ). Smile | :)
Eusebiu


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