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The costly consequences of bad code for the enterprise

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Liz Ryan

Product Marketing Manager

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This paper aims to create a deeper understanding of what bad code is and the downstream effects it can have on any organization. Bad code, characterized by functional shortcomings and readability issues, poses significant risks to software integrity and organizational well-being.

However, organizations can take preventive steps to curb bad code including adhering to coding standards, conducting thorough reviews, implementing automated analysis, and investing in training, among others. Embracing Clean Code practices, marked by consistency, intentionality, adaptability, and responsibility, is pivotal for long-term project success.