14. Line of Business Features

WHEN THE AVERAGE DEVELOPER HEARS THE WORD “enterprise,” he often conjures the image of large, complex software that is difficult to understand and maintain. It’s sluggish, the users don’t like it but have learned to live with it, and developers know that if they don’t pull their weight they may end up on the dreaded maintenance team and even have to carry a pager and skip Happy Hour on Fridays. This simply isn’t true; if your view of enterprise software is anywhere close to the picture I just painted, I hope by the end of this chapter you will have a fresh view.

“There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to ...

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