RE: Another strong/loose decision tree node (was Re:
On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, David Starr wrote: > If a company is building its 15th X and has 'experts' who deeply understand > the problem domain of X, then there are benefits that can be achieved from > an 'engineered' approach. I don't know if Al works in this sort of an > environment. But this is certainly an environment where an 'engineered' > approach can be better suited to a rapidly changing requirements, etc. Oddly enough, we are pushing technical boundaries and having things changing under our feet all the time, but I've seperated the fundamental essence of the system (basic data model and large scale control flow) out in my head and made the code modular, so the little modules that do stuff people actually see can come and go happily. We've already thrown out various modules that never saw the light of day, either due to reimplementation or due to their function being subsumed by a more generic one. So I guess this is a hybrid system; I've engineered the overall architecture as a modular thing over the project lifetimescale, then I engineer modules within it from week to week... ...but I still think of it in terms of engineering things, I think that's how I'm wired :-) ABS -- Alaric B. Snell http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/ Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software
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