WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED?
Balancing Developer Productivity With Software Quality
Producing quality code has always been a challenge for developers, which has led to clean code standards, development methodologies, and other attempts to make the process easier.
But today’s tightening deadlines and increasingly complex source code is making quality code even harder to write. In fact, studies show that nearly one-third of developer productivity is lost dealing with technical debt.
When software teams continue to operate as they always have, developers continue to introduce new issues and perpetuate existing deficiencies. As the amount of source code grows, and developers continue to commit the same errors, more time needs to be allocated away from building new features toward fixing bugs. Writing higher-quality code in the first place ultimately is less expensive and less time-consuming in the long run.
The core problem is that software teams are often forced to balance quality and productivity to ship software faster than ever. As software quality gets better and better, yields drop and semi-bad code still does get through. Nothing is achieved except for an increase in technical debt It’s time to reassess how to manage technical debt – go to the source. Software quality should not be a catch-all – when the developer does whatever she does, whether correctly or not – it should not be up to QA to find and stop all her errors. Code quality issues need to be stopped at the source by coaching developers to build better code in the first place.
Join us for our webinar where our panelists will take a closer look at balancing code quality and developer productivity and some key steps for improving the quality of code developers produce. We will also take a deep dive into some proven metrics and coaching strategies businesses can use to track and improve software quality.
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