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Chapter 10. System Design > Design Principles Versus Technology Fads

Design Principles Versus Technology Fads

One of the hardest parts of buying a PC today is knowing that it is obsolete the moment it is unpacked. The rate of change in computer hardware is breathtaking, and that of computer software is dramatic as well. In only a few years, the Web has become the basis for most Internet commerce systems as well as many other applications. The technology of the day changes very quickly, so it is impossible to say in this book what technologies, or what products, are best suited for a particular commerce application.

Therefore, instead of focusing on specific technologies, we have examined the fundamental issues in designing a system for commerce. These principles can be applied to many different technologies and can be used to evaluate many different products in order to develop a specific application that satisfies specific business requirements. More important, when one steps back to look at these principles, it becomes possible to see what is really important about the system and how it will evolve over time. Rather than choosing components and building an application around them today, only to be faced with potential obsolescence in a very short time, we think it is important to develop an approach to strategy and design that enables a business to design the system it needs and then bring in the products or custom development required to realize that vision.


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