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[ba-ohs-talk] Software development -Big Ball of Mud


Found this at http://www.memes.net:    (01)

http://www.laputan.org/mud/    (02)

The paper argues, I think, in favor of building evolvable 
structures.  Requisite quote:    (03)

"Large-lump development is based on the idea of replacement. Piecemeal 
Growth is based on the idea of repair.  Large-lump development is based on 
the fallacy that it is possible to build perfect buildings. Piecemeal 
growth is based on the healthier and more realistic view that mistakes are 
inevitable.  Unless money is available for repairing these mistakes, every 
building, once built, is condemned to be, to some extent unworkable.  
Piecemeal growth is based on the assumption that adaptation between 
buildings and their users is necessarily a slow and continuous business 
which cannot, under any circumstances, be achieve in a single leap."    (04)