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What are the disadvantages of prototyping?

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03/31/2011

At least 2 disadvantages:

  • If the prototype is working, developers tend to build upon the code as production one.
  • A prototype may only prove one of serveral possible solutions. Not seeing the whole picture

Some would argue that prototyping is a waste of time. In my experience, prototyping, if applied correctly, actually save a lot of time. Saving time may be an advantage, not a disadvantage.