Just because you’re doing 'modern' software development doesn’t mean you’re not running up technical debt

Here’s why, and here’s how to pay it down

Sponsored Technical debt might sound like a nebulous concept, but once you realize what it is, it’s easy to see how it eats up your real-world budget in an all too tangible manner.

It’s often associated with aging legacy systems that hold organizations back from developing newer, more agile systems.

However, it’s also the case that a rush to get new products and services to market – while compromising on code or overlooking broken feature – can create just as onerous a burden in otherwise forward-thinking organizations.

So, whether you’re weighed down by legacy systems, or suspect that your breakneck efforts to implement modern software development practices are quietly generating problems for the future, it pays to take a deep dive into the factors that create technical debt – and the methods you can use to tackle it.

In which case, you should head to this webinar on Best Practices for Avoiding and Fixing Technical Debt, on September 28. The session will run at a variety of times to suit attendees on New York, London or Singapore time.

Techinspire independent technology researcher Hans van Grieken and OutSystems solution architect John Ferguson will be joined by Rick Kazman, professor at the University of Hawaii, and author of the MIT Press book Technical Debt in Practice: How to Find it and Fix it.

Together they’ll help you understand and identify common causes of technical debt, and introduce you to best practices to monitor, measure and manage technical debt.

They’ll also take you deep into three crucial chapters in Rick’s book, focusing on implementation debt, architecture debt, and deployment debt.

You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what technical debt is, but also of how to identify it, monitor and ultimately eliminate it from your own development processes. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get a free copy of Rik’s book.

All you need to do is head to the registration site now and drop in a few details. Then before you know it, you’ll be paying down that technical debt and developing your way to a shinier, more agile future.

Sponsored by OutSystems

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