As a registered member of SearchSOA.com, you're entitled to a complimentary excerpt from the book Eating the IT Elephant: Moving from Greenfield Development to Brownfield written by Richard Hopkins and Kevin Jenkins and published by IBM Press. " Abstraction Works Only in a Perfect World" focuses on how IT systems have grown increasingly larger and more complex over time.
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
This chapter examines the necessary technical context, requirements, and characteristics of the "IT Elephant Eater." The chapter then goes on to analyze existing IT elephant-eating approaches and highlights the problems these approaches present with their extensive use of decomposition and abstraction.