Why Over-Reusing is Bad

One of the Holy Grails of software development has always been reuse. In the following post I want to focus on reuse of application logic in its different forms. I will not cover reuse on more abstract levels like ideas or patterns. This will be a two part series where

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Rebuilding software is inevitable

No matter how good the initial design is it will start degrading once it's out there. Software design seems to follow the 2nd law of thermodynamics - in a software system the amount of entropy tends to increase over time. The moment something is released new requirements will start bombarding

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