Rewrites  

Rewrites are strangely attractive. Developers love to work on a sparkling clean code base. But in reality, there’s much more to a rewrite beneath the surface. Like all those implementation subtitles and edge cases you took for granted.

Rewrites are tempting, but can also be deceptively complex. Don’t rush into one. Have a well thought out plan. It worked for us; we launched smoothly and right on schedule.

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