Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product
Mind the Product
APRIL 15, 2019
For the last 18 months our team has been working to rebuild an existing system using entirely new technologies, methodologies, and a new development team. My company, Hindawi, developed a platform in the mid 2000s to allow academics to peer review academic papers online. For 10 years, the system performed admirably, helping the company grow rapidly as a publisher of academic journals. The platform has ballooned in complexity over time, becoming a labyrinth of tightly coupled services.