Technical debt is usually seen as a minor inconvenience. Sure, a monkey patch isn’t ideal, but it will get the job done and it’s the best a team can do under intense time pressures.
But you then start seeing the impact. Clunky code causes the app to slow down, while projects overrun due to excessive bugs and having to interface with ancient frameworks.
Eventually, it becomes clear you need to address your tech debt.
Clearing technical debt requires both time and specialist skills. You could dedicate some of your developers to untangling code, or you could hire OmbuLabs.
We’ve worked on everything from old Rails 2.3 software to legacy React.js apps running with no test coverage and broken dependencies.
We can give your codebase a refresh and help you keep it healthy, with tasks such as:
Know where your hotspots are, the solutions required to fix them and an estimate of how long it will take to correct.
Clearing existing debt
We can tackle tasks such as test suite expansions, framework updates, code refactoring, improving readability and writing documentation.
If your app is running slower and slower we will find the bottlenecks and make enhancements to get it running smoothly.
It’s tempting to “just ship it”, but we’ll teach you processes such as staging environments, exception tracking and code reviews that speed teams up in the long run.
We can teach everyone from managers to junior devs about the importance of technical debt and how to best stop it building up when shipping new features.