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"Why do we keep building rotten foundations?"

15-07-2016

This is an interesting post building an application with a carefully thought architecture is important.

APIs are like bones: sometimes you have to break them to mend them, and it fucking hurts.

Itโ€™s not a perfect analogy, but it reflects an observation of (superficially) pragmatic behavioural tendencies, even if not a necessary truth. A broken implementation is bad, but it can be repaired. A broken API can be repaired too, but anything built on it then also needs to be fixed. And often when this occurs we like to throw the baby away with the bath water, start afresh, make a new clean design where we apply the lessons learned in the past attempts and produce something that, this time, will be perfect. Except, of course, we donโ€™t always remember all the lessons, and it never is.

https://davmac.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/why-do-we-keep-building-rotten-foundations/

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