Innovations in Code Maintenance
Within IT, code maintenance is an often overlooked area of misery and costs. Code maintenance is generally overlooked as the costs and potential problems associated with cleaning up old code can be huge. The industry sees their options are to leave the code as is and accept the massive code maintenance costs or to open a pandora's box by attempting to fix the code. Neither option is desirable, leaving the code alone and maintaining it only when necessary often seems like the lesser of two very significant evils. According to many research papers, the industry seems to accept that the cost of maintaining code will always be high.