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Me The Geek » Blog Archive » Gold plating is good
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20 Sep

Gold plating is good


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Gold Plated Mac

When I studied Engineering at the University, gold plating - the practice of getting more and more details into your software -, was regarded as a bad software engineering practice. I argue that has now been reverted completely.

Today, most software packages are becoming commodities. All text editors edit text. All ERP systems do ERP. The only thing that differentiates a product from another is the gold plating. We now have many options of tools for aiding us at our work. And with prices becoming less of an issue, it all comes down to the cool factors to drive the choice.

Note 1 - Not on Wikipedia

Gold plating is now necessary. Might that be the reason why, when I went directly to Wikipedia for linking to the Gold_plating_(software) definition, the software part was just defined at the disambiguation page? Weird eh? …Well, for a geek it is.

Note 2 - Another cool geek view

Googlin for gold plating brought my attention - once again - to the beautiful Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror Blog and, particularly, to these two excellent posts:

So now, thanks to gold plating, Coding Horror is part of this geek’s blog roll.

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