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Issue 7.6


Think Big by Thinking Small

Build a platform, not an app

Issue: 7.6 (September/October 2009)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Article Length (in bytes): 22,866
Starting Page Number: 17
Article Number: 7609
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One of my long-term projects is in its third generation and is starting to resemble a giant tower of wooden blocks precariously balanced. One wrong move and the entire structure will collapse!

As I attempt to expand the program and add new features, I'm clearly seeing the many flaws baked into the program's design from the beginning. Of course that beginning was ten years ago; I've learned a great deal since then, so I wouldn't make the same mistakes again, right?

Wrong. A year ago I started a brand new project and figured that with all my new knowledge I could do it right this time. That program isn't even released and I'm already finding severe design flaws!

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