Tag: Messy Code

A distinction that we always try to make in our posts is that there is both good and bad technical debt. This is similar to how there are ways in which financial debt can be used to strategically help a company
Technical Debt The Right Way
In this presentation by Kimber Lockhart, as part of the Hack Summit (the virtual conference for programers), she discusses what to do once you’ve inherited bad code. She speaks less about the source of bad code (low budget, high pressure to meet deadlines, company’s decision to hire poor developers) and more on the steps to fix and prevent this code. She does mention that not all bad code is because of technical debt, since for her tech debt comes from a conscious decision to write poor code, but this presentation does address how to get rid of it.
Inheriting Bad Code: How to Fix and Prevent it