The opposite of Feature Creep
May 12, 2010, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"There's a disturbing trend that I've been running into
everywhere for a while now, and I feel that it's worth a rant. I'm
talking about the tendency of developers committing what I consider
to be the cardinal sin of software:
"Thou shalt not release a new version that has fewer features
than the previous version.
"This is the kind of thing that spins me up to no end, and I'm
seeing it everywhere. It's time more attention got brought to this
problem, because it's really running rampant.
"I really, really don't understand
"Whenever I encounter this phenomenon, it always seems to be
accompanied by statements like "We're trying to simplify the user
experience" and "This project is too bloated, so we decided to