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Abstraction Works Only in a Perfect World

Richard Hopkins and Kevin Jenkins

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focuses on how IT systems have grown increasingly larger and more complex over time.








Book description:

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.

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This was first published in December 2008

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