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How to Survive a Software Rewrite

Beware of the hidden sirens in your rewrite project. They will sing the words you want to hear--that the project is easy to complete. Don't be fooled: Sirens are mythological, but the lure of rewrite projects can be quite real. Rewrite may seem a simple task, but it isn't until you're deep into it that you'll start to realize the true nature of the project. In this article, James Shore offers some words of wisdom (and warning) to help guide your rewrite project in the right direction.

James Shore

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