Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Reinventing the wheel

Today I have participated in a useless meeting. The subject is a tool developed internally that has to synchronize two filesystems. It has also some other features but this is the main one.

It is useless to say that there are already WELL TESTED solutions for this issues (Rsync being the most known).

I have raised the point that it is no use to invest in this kind of developments as we won't invent a better wheel, but rather add some functionality over the wheel - like building a cart to serve our purpose.

You can bet that the enlightened manager was agains the too costly but safe solution.

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