Could a Software Rewrite Be Beneficial to Your Company’s Work Processes?
There are different methods for modernizing software, developers can update software, they can integrate different apps into software, and they can even rewrite software when necessary. Many companies, however, avoid software rewrites from scratch, basing their thinking on Joel Spolsky’s arguments in his 2000 article, “Things You Should Never Do.” He states that rewriting software code from scratch is the “single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make.” The reason for this belief is that it can slow down the software development process by a lot.
The problem with this thinking is that there are times when a software rewrite from scratch is necessary, particularly in the case of older legacy systems. Features are moving slowly, there may be security holes, the user interface isn’t as clean as it could be. The software may be holding you back from new hardware as it won’t run on a newer operating system.
On this page we discuss the situations when a software rewrite rather than modernization might be for you:
Let Us Aid You in Your Software Rewrite Project
Our team has the experience and knowledge to help you decide whether software modernization will require a software rewrite as part of the process.
We will work with you to determine what state your system is in and develop a plan for custom software development that meets the needs you have now – and the needs you will have in the future.
Contact us today for a software rewrite consultation, or if you would like to learn more about the custom software development process and how a software rewrite would work, download our free e-book.
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