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I always find it interesting the way that companies are willing to accept an accretion of technical debt. The concept that there's no time for testing or working to a loosely coupled, easily extensible application makes me want to sit back and watch as the whole edifice comes crashing around them once they have to significant upgrades that just don't fit into this untestable, tightly coupled monstrosity that they have pressured people into building.

The analogy that I like to work with is building a house. If you built a plastic house shell and decided two years down the line that you wanted to extend it - say by extending the base level out 30 foot, you will expand a heck of a lot of effort and what you would end up with would be significantly weakened at the join points (this is assuming that you could do it). Now, if you build your house out of bricks, while it may take you longer to join them together initially, if you want to upgrade the house later on it's significantly less work and as long as the job is done properly, the superstructure is not weakened in any way.
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