category: technical debt

  • If You're Struggling to Hire Junior Devs, Your Codebase Might be to Blame
    Aug 3, 2021 Written by Cassandra Carothers

    If you're wondering whether this blog post is really for you, ask yourself a few questions. Is my core codebase written in a language, framework, or tech stack that is 10 or more years old? Have we been struggling to hire Junior devs, seen a slide in motivation among our in-house folks, or even lost some engineers?

  • Why Every Startup Should Make Technical Debt a Top Priority
    Mar 16, 2021 Written by Cassandra Carothers

    What if I told you that technical debt could turn out to be the grim reaper itself, jeopardizing all of your hard-earned growth and success?

  • Bulldoze vs. Renovate
    Mar 2, 2021 Written by Ed Young

    The stars have aligned, and you’ve gotten the go-ahead to significantly overhaul some software. Figuring out if you should blow away the existing code and start from scratch, or if you should just rewrite parts of it instead, can sometimes be a challenging and difficult decision.

  • Hunter or Cleaner - How do you approach a search?
    Jan 19, 2021 Written by Liz Glasser

    The next time you find yourself looking for an issue in code, which type of searcher will you be?

  • Small Business And The Three Contractors
    Jan 5, 2021 Written by Chris C

    Once upon a time, there was a small business looking for help to modernize their existing software...

  • Part Two, Upgrading to Python 3.x
    Oct 19, 2020 Written by M. Scott Ford

    Is your team still using Python 2? If so, now is the time to develop a plan for migrating to Python 3. We'll walk you through our recommended upgrade approach so you can rest easier knowing your software and data are secure.

  • Announcing MenderCon 2020
    Apr 20, 2020 Written by M. Scott Ford

    At MenderCon, we want to celebrate the software maintainers of the world and create a community where we can all learn from each other. Building on the organic community that's emerged from the podcast Legacy Code Rocks! this virtual event is a chance for menders all over the world to come together and talk about what makes improving software interesting and fun.

  • Technical Debt Isn't Just Technical
    Feb 12, 2020 Written by Andrea Goulet

    As a company that specializes in working with legacy code, we’ve run into our fair share of technical debt over the years. Many teams have deferred their maintenance for so long that any tiny change to the code takes forever to get out the door. But there are other things that contribute to technical debt that you won’t find in the codebase.