Good post here covering the concept of Code Scavenging. I’m not quite sure it deserves methodology…how ’bout just “practice”. I totally agree that Reuse is a troublesome, and oft over-utilized “ility”. But, considering that the majority of software work is maintenance (fixing, enhancing) reusing “snippets” of code makes great sense. Kudos to Scott Hackett for throwing the relevance out there.
I think that most software work now is integration-centric – even on the front-end of projects. There’s just so much out there – from code to frameworks and platforms. The chances are that someone’s already done what you need to do…you just have to “scavenge” for it.
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