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Bad code costs more than just your money

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Liz Ryan

Product Marketing Manager


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Bad code doesn’t just disappear and the consequences of overlooking it can be costly. 

Have you ever taken a shortcut to get fast results? 

While we'd like to think that everyone takes the time to do things manually, the reality is that people leverage tools and experience to help achieve optimal results. But this approach isn't perfect, and sometimes things slip through the cracks. When meeting a crucial deadline, overlooking a few minor issues in favor of timely results can seem worth any risks you might take. But if you cut corners every time, the things you ignore start to pile up.

Finding tools and building knowledge to streamline activity are priorities in the tech world. The fast pace and high expectations pressure development teams to deliver even as issues build across the codebase. With each sprint, your teams face real-time issues, plus those from past projects returning to haunt them. Bad code doesn't just disappear on its own; if you ignore it for too long, it can cost you more than just money.

Bad code has costly consequences, but clean code practices can help. Learn more about how you can get started with clean code.