Software for the Long Haul

By on July 14, 2004

Software That Lasts 200 Years This should ring true to Deane.

We need to start thinking about software in a way more like how we think about building bridges, dams, and sewers. What we build must last for generations without total rebuilding. This requires new thinking and new ways of organizing development. This is especially important for governments of all sizes as well as for established, ongoing businesses and institutions.

I admit to only skimming this article due to its length, but I’m sure the topic alone will spark some debate.