8 developer shortcuts that will cost you big

Here are the most common ways in which companies choose to save now when developing software, but usually end up paying much more later
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Anybody who’s been a software developer for long enough has been told to fix or implement something in the quickest way possible rather than take the time to do it the “right” way. After all, you can always refactor later, right? Unfortunately, that refactoring often never happens because you’re too busy with other tasks that need to get done ASAP or because it just becomes too much of a pain, and your application suffers because of it. There are many other such false economies when it comes to creating software. Based partly on discussions and votes in developer forums, ITworld has generated a list of the 8 biggest false economies in application development. How many of these have you experienced?

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