Taking on technical debt plays an important part in achieving excellence—as long as it is redeemed by bringing everything up to spec before it leads to a cascade of future problems. Like the financial world, from which this metaphor is drawn, ignoring long-term debt ultimately leads to overburdened, bankrupt enterprise software.
Even the best code has room for improvement—but, before enhancements can be tackled for the next release, disruptive technology may mature, markets may pivot, and additional user needs may be identified. Paying down a large backlog of technical debt at the beginning of a development cycle may block the quick response required to deal with new opportunities and challenges
Download this paper to learn more about tackling technical debt and how OutSystems helps reduce it during development. You will also learn how OutSystems can assist your organization in building a best-practices architecture to efficiently deal with technical debt in the future.