NIH : Java Glossary

NIH (Not Invented Here). The reluctance of people to use software that was not developed in-house. There are often good reasons for this: On the other hand the advantages of buying software are: It would probably be unwise to develop an SQL (Standard Query Language) engine in house. There are so many to choose from. If one failed you can fairly easily flip to another. On the other hand it probably be unwise to buy a general purpose billing package for a large company. There is so much customisation required you might as well start from scratch.

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