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The opposite of Feature Creep

May 12, 2010, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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 streamline things".

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