Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Feature bloat

Feature bloat (or software bloat) is a term used to describe how software (and other forms of engineering) become clunky once features are added. It is most often used in a disparaging sense.

My thoughts on the subject is that the more features the better as long as they will be used by some users. The only downside of adding features is the cost and time to do so. Features should never make an item clunky as long as the user interface is well designed.

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