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Restoring a Legacy: Lessons Learned
July/August 1998 (vol. 15 no. 4)
pp. 28-33
Rebuilding a legacy system has some parallels to the restoration of a work of art. The authors draw upon this comparison to illustrate the challenges they faced in redesigning a telephony system. The restoration involved far more than updating the code?the development team also had to understand the existing architecture, add new functionality, and develop a long-term hardware migration plan. The technical and managerial lessons learned should prove valuable to those involved in similar projects.
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Spencer Rugaber, Jim White, "Restoring a Legacy: Lessons Learned," IEEE Software, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 28-33, July-Aug. 1998, doi:10.1109/52.687941
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