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GeneralIs the fear of breaking code what ultimately makes it the most broken? Pin
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I have re-written things a couple of times and in my experience it was worthy every second I invested on it.
Performance increases, load reductions, clarity and ease of maintenance...

But I was lucky, I was mostly a single developer team (in two of them I had a couple of additional programmers I was training), I had fought the bugs of the legacy versions long enough to be 100% sure of what was definitively wrong and I was pretty confident in what to change and how to change it before I got started.

I now am in front of a huge rewrite in a more or less unknown system... the original programmer (over 15 years developing this) is still here and is 100% agree with me, that we can't add some new features as it now is.
I think we are a good team, we think in similar ways and can speak about almost anything. We both hear the ideas of the other one and analyze all aspects. We both like to think about the structure first and turn ideas around to look from different points of view.
He is long here and knows everything about the current version so he can say if something is worth to try or is not going to work from the very beginning, but he is open minded. And I am new to the project, so I don't have old habits and am not blocked / blinded by established structures so many of my "why not...?" or "have you consider...?" are kind of fresh air that he likes and bring him new ideas.

I really think we can do a huge improvement and expand the action radius of the software to several new fields, if (a big IF) we are allowed to do it, because we are the only developers in the department with our bunch of daily routines / tasks to keep us busy and we estimate that we will at least need 1,5 years to do the rewrite (with around 30% to 40% of dedication within the everyday work), and maybe another year to add the features that we are sure we need to keep us or even increase our current field-share in the mid-term future. And we do know too, that without that re-write we might get "obsolete" because we won't be able to fill the increasing exigence of requirements in future projects / use cases.

But... sadly not our decision.

Let's see what happens
M.D.V. Wink | ;)

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