Pennsylvania Academy of Music now The Ware Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania In Johnson and Burgee had moved their offices into one of their new buildings, the Lipstick buildingthe popular name of the skyscraper they built at Third Avenue in New York, and given its nickname because of its resemblance to the color and shape of a stick of lipstick.
However, such code often takes on a life of its own, despite casual structure and poor or non-existent documentation. It works, so why fix it? When a related problem arises, the quickest way to address it might be to expediently modify this working code, rather than design a proper, general program from the ground up.
Even systems with well-defined architectures are prone to structural erosion. The relentless onslaught of changing requirements that any successful system attracts can gradually undermine its structure.
If such sprawl continues unabated, the structure of the system can become so badly compromised that it must be abandoned. As with a decaying neighborhood, a downward spiral ensues. Since the system becomes harder and harder to understand, maintenance becomes more expensive, and more difficult.
Good programmers refuse to work there. Investors withdraw their capital. And yet, as with neighborhoods, there are ways to avoid, and even reverse, this sort of decline. As with anything else in the universe, counteracting entropic forces requires an investment of energy.
Software gentrification is no exception. The way to arrest entropy in software is to refactor it. A major flood, fire, or war may require that a city be evacuated and rebuilt from the ground up. More often, change takes place a building or block at a time, while the city as a whole continues to function.
Systems and their constituent elements evolve at different rates. As they do, things that change quickly tend to become distinct from things that change more slowly. In more advanced cases, there may be no alternative but to tear everything down and start over.
Some of these patterns might appear at first to be antipatterns [Brown et al. Instead, they seek to examine the gap between what we preach and what we practice.
Still, some of them may strike some readers as having a schizoid quality about them. So, for the record, let us put our cards on the table. We are in favor of good architecture. Our ultimate agenda is to help drain these swamps.
Where possible, architectural decline should be prevented, arrested, or reversed. We discuss ways of doing this. In severe cases, architectural abominations may even need to be demolished.Chapter 1: Board Meeting.
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What I did: after I ripped off the wainscoting, I had to repair the damaged plaster walls underneath. I patched up the holes and then sanded down all the glue and joint compound, and then textured and painted them with my favorite grey (Martha Stewart Wetstone Grey).
Holden, Allison Marissa. "Creativity in children's furniture design." MA (Master of Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, This is to certify that the Master's thesis of. Allison Marissa Holden. Abstract design elements were used to stimulate imagination during play.