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Subject:  Re: ACA Website "Tech Surge" Details Date:  11/1/2013  1:31 PM
Author:  jerryab2 Number:  1908299 of 2016124

Did they use the same old code to fix it?
Why would one use old code to build something "new"?


They were required to use the same programming language because that is what worked. The change was in looking at how the date info was read and stored.

The alternative was being required to rewrite the entire system on new hardware and new software. Guess how long it would take to get the new hardware, new software written and verified--and how much time AND money it would take to get from the start to the completed project?

My bank has been working on upgrading its software--and portions of it have been offline/unusa