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I agree, what you are describing sounds like what I pointed out about bigger companies in the article. They not only can afford this, but they pursue this intentionally.

> It would in my opinion be absurd to create an ecommerce system where the pricing and products require code to be updated. Much better to leverage an existing product or worse case write the logic to allow the users to make changes on their own.

This I disagree with. An e-commerce system that deals with limited number of products (like a printing shop) could easily start with hardcoded base prices, it will be months of growth and rare pricing tweaks in code before this starts becoming an issue (based on my own experience).

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