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Salvaging a Project Heavily Burdened by Technical Debt

by Peter Lamut

Published April 22, 2017 in Programming

Disorganized code that no one fully understands, changes that cause bugs in seemingly unrelated parts of the application, plus a constant sense of urgency on top of it - does it sound familiar? The answer, sadly, is often "YES", and a project I currently work on was no exception just a year ago. Nevertheless, we managed to gradually turn the things around, and brought the project to a much healthier state.

The talk given at WebCamp Ljubljana in April 2017 focused on strategies that were used to tackle what seemed to be an unapproachable problem - primarily on the technical (code) level, but with some management aspects as well.