How To Solve Technical Debt?

Technical debt: Part 3

One of the most in-demand commodities today is software. Both businesses and end-consumers seek advanced platforms that can make their lives easier by carrying out various processes. Software vendors and SaaS providers hence are always in a rush to deliver their products on time.

Sometimes, in order to deliver the product within the deadline, the development team fast forwards through certain software development processes. These parts often become the reason for errors and glitches in the final product and require refactoring. Technical debt for a company is all the code they have written that will need future modification.

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How To Avoid Technical Debt

Technical debt: Part 2

Technical debt is any code written for a product or functionality that is set to require rework and modification in the future. It happens because development teams are forced to expedite deployment owing to strict deadlines and a shortage of resources.

A widespread occurrence in the software development industry, technical debt is seldom welcome by developers or clients. While it isn’t outright harmful, technical debt can cause a lot of problems if not paid on time and efficiently.

Technical debt can prolong building times and can hog the resources that would otherwise go to new projects and innovation. Taking short-cuts during software development results in volatile, often low-quality software. This can also lead to a dip in the brand value of the software vendor or developer. Technical debt can also come when you are not expecting it in the form of an outdated design.

While it may feel like technical debt is omnipresent and undefeatable in the software industry, thankfully, there are various ways through which technical debt can be avoided.

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What Is Technical Debt?

Technical debt: Part 1

Software development is all the rage today. No wonder the demand for software developers is projected to increase by 20% to 25% in the years to come. The past few years have actually made technological innovation a survival issue more than an efficiency issue. Companies in every sector are transforming and becoming more technologically smart. Custom-build software and task-specific solutions are hence in demand across the globe.

The agility with which a business meets its technological needs has become the backbone of its success. The needs of businesses today, however, are in a constant state of evolution. And with every new need, comes the requirement for new, smart software that can cut costs and maximize efficiency.

Meeting this constantly evolving, the volatile need of the market hence becomes a challenge for those who develop these software. And a hasty approach to meet this challenge results in technical debt.

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How Low-Code Is Eliminating Technical Debt

Technical debt is the end result associated with delaying certain software development tasks, such as writing high-level code to speed up and expedite the delivery of an application or website, leading to the development or operational issues in the future. CIO reported that up to 20% of their budget dedicated to acquiring new products is diverted to resolve existing technical debt issues.

However, low-code development platforms can help significantly reduce or even eliminate your business’s technical debt. They enable advanced digital technology tools and features that can help your business focus on improving your customer’s overall experiences. Read more