Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Mar 2012 19:44 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe has been dropping preview links to its upcoming version of Photoshop CS6 for months now, even hyping it up with a Rainn Wilson cameo at MAX 2011. Photoshop CS6 marks one of the app's most drastic visual changes, with a darker visual redesign and streamlined toolbars, and it has all sorts of changes to cursors, filters, video editing, and more in tow. We got some quick hands on time with the app, so read on for our take on Adobe's next-gen installation of Photoshop."
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RE[4]: Rewrite?
by arpan on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Rewrite?"
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

Exactly!

Also, the example used is Netscape. One thing mentioned is that the old codebase was really bad and so they definitely needed to rewrite it.

So rewriting wasn't the problem. The problem was that they suddenly decided to rewrite and abandon the old codebase. Instead they should have started working on a rewrite and dropped the old codebase only when the new codebase was done.

And continuing with the same example, do you think that Netscape's successor Mozilla would have been successful if someone hadn't redone the entire interface, essentially thought through what the users wanted and made a fresh start, and created Firefox?

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RE[5]: Rewrite?
by moondevil on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 11:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Rewrite?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

And continuing with the same example, do you think that Netscape's successor Mozilla would have been successful if someone hadn't redone the entire interface, essentially thought through what the users wanted and made a fresh start, and created Firefox?


Without Google's money Firefox would never had happened.

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RE[5]: Rewrite?
by lucas_maximus on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 14:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Rewrite?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Most rewrites just create churn for the sake of it, and take months if not years to achieve and is incredibly painful for everyone.

Sometimes it better to separate what you can out and Rebuild that module in a sane way and go from there.

I've been doing that with our new CMS deploy and things are much less painful this way.

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