If it isn't broken there's no need to upgrade it

Alan and Jim spend a fast half hour talking when you should consider upgrading older pieces of custom (homegrown) software.  You don't have to upgrade older software just for the sake of upgrading it -- and converting from an older language to a newer language doesn't make the software any better.  The first of a three (or maybe four) part series on modernizing your infrastructure.


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A Brief History of Application Programming Interfaces

Jim and Alan spend an hour arguing about whether you should consider bolting an
application programming interface onto older applications as a path to modernizing them.  The conversation meanders into a brief history of application-programming-interfaces without getting too nitty-gritty -- suitable listening for Founders, CEOs and technologists.

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