Designing for maintainability (also known as Design for Maintenance) aims to decrease costs and effort of maintenance by designing products in the best suitable way.

Designing for maintainability (also known as Design for Maintenance) aims to decrease costs and effort of maintenance by designing products in the best suitable way. Designing for maintainability (also known as Design for Maintenance) aims to decrease costs and effort of maintenance by designing products in the best suitable way.
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Designing for maintainability (also known as Design for Maintenance) aims to decrease costs and effort of maintenance by designing products in the best suitable way. This means that proper design can reduce the time, money, and stress associated with product maintenance. Well-planned design should make it easy to understand how a system works or what functionality has to be changed after some requirements are altered. The prerequisites of good maintainability are simplicity, testability, stability. Best practices are described as the separation of functionality into modules, using well-defined interfaces between them which are able to transmit only relevant data structures over them (keeping out everything else), following principles of coding convention which ensures consistency within the codebase etc. As always there's a trade-off between the ease of use and the performance, but to achieve a maintainable state, developers have to take this into account.


The design has also to be extensible in order to allow for future extensions of functionality without breaking or touching already existing ones. In other words, it should be done in a way that any change within the product won't affect its stability and consistency. Following these rules guarantees that further changes will go smoothly, without affecting anything else within the system. Because by this time there is a guarantee that all inline documentation is correctly kept up-to-date, anyone who accesses the codebase should know exactly what he / she is looking for and how it can be changed. This decreases development costs significantly.

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Designing for maintainability (also known as Design for Maintenance) aims to decrease costs and effort of maintenance by designing products in the best suitable way. This means that proper design can reduce the time, money, and stress associated with product maintenance. Well-planned design should make it easy to understand how a system works or what functionality has to be changed after some requirements are altered. The prerequisites of good maintainability are simplicity, testability, stability. Best practices are described as the separation of functionality into modules, using well-defined interfaces between them which are able to transmit only relevant data structures over them (keeping out everything else), following principles of coding convention which ensures consistency within the codebase etc. As always there's a trade-off between the ease of use and the performance, but to achieve a maintainable state, developers have to take this into account.


The design has also to be extensible in order to allow for future extensions of functionality without breaking or touching already existing ones. In other words, it should be done in a way that any change within the product won't affect its stability and consistency. Following these rules guarantees that further changes will go smoothly, without affecting anything else within the system. Because by this time there is a guarantee that all inline documentation is correctly kept up-to-date, anyone who accesses the codebase should know exactly what he / she is looking for and how it can be changed. This decreases development costs significantly.

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