Quote of the Month April 2018 – Throwing Away Code

Most people hate making decisions, and are afraid to make the wrong decisions. This is in my opinion one of the root causes why we have so much horrible software.

When you keep on having problems with a piece of software, throw it away. If it really feels as a loss, re-create it, then you will have a better version.

If it doesn’t feel that you lost something (and your users also don’t miss anything), then there is no problem so you did the right thing to throw it away. Leave it like that, and invest your time in more valuable things.

Source: What Drives Quality, Ben Linders, 100 pages, https://leanpub.com/WhatDrivesQuality