Sunday, September 28, 2014

PragProg - Software Entropy

Ref: The Pragmatic Programmer

Entropy is a term from physics that refers to the amount of disorder in a system. When disorder increases in software, programmers call it "software rot".

Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.

TIP 4: Don't Live with Broken Windows

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