Issue No.04 - July/August (2011 vol.28)
Daniel Brolund , Agical
Ola Ellnestam , Agical
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2011.73
When I first heard about Daniel's and Ola's "insight" over dinner in Stockholm, I was reminded of my many experiences on large legacy systems. I remembered the original sense that we could do this in a short time, gradually digging the hole deeper and deeper, and finally having to step back and undo a lot of work. I never stumbled across the solution they present, but I could immediately see how powerful it would be. I hope you also find that this Scandinavian saga resonates with you!
restructuring, naïve approach, mikado method
Daniel Brolund, Ola Ellnestam, "Code Pick-Up Sticks", IEEE Software, vol.28, no. 4, pp. 11-14, July/August 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.73