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The hidden costs of building on enterprise software platforms

Software development has come a long way over the last few decades. We’ve gone from extremely laborious, protracted exercises to create even basic functionality (punch cards anyone?), to the drag and drop, WYSIWYG environment of today. We’ve also gone from a very small number of enthusiast programmers to literally millions of individuals writing software worldwide (there were over 1.3 million software engineers in the US alone in 2008). And we’re all looking for ways to make building software even easier. As the software evolution has continued, common patterns have been identified and dedicated tools have emerged to abstract these patterns and enable developers to build applications more efficiently. Over time, enterprise software platforms...