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Worth Reading: Legacy software and Evolution

In case you’re wondering why we’re stuck with old stuff like TCP, IPv4, OSPF, and a few other bits and pieces that were invented decades ago when we could be using the glitzy controller-based software-defined whatever, read the blog post by Martin Sustrik. He talks about software, but we’re facing the same challenges in networking.

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  1. Which is why an enterprise using an ERP system cannot, in principle, decompose it by functional service and, using Fowler's Strangler pattern, evolve to a replacement. Oh. Wait.
    [Composed using my Blackberry]

  2. I remember the weeping of programmers when they got assigned to work out how to calculate sales taxes in the USA for our service.


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