High Quality Software Is Worth the Cost

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By Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, Vikram Ramakrishnan, and Faizaan Shamsi. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We look at Martin Fowler’s article titled “Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost?” We discuss the gives and takes of writing good software and managing technical debt. We look at misconceptions around software quality and cost, and how planning and blueprinting (architecting) up front can save teams money in the future. Moreover, we look at how good software offers teams a competitive advantage over others due to the ability to ship new features quickly and confidently.

Topics:

  • Who Martin Fowler is
  • On Martin Fowler's article titled, "Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost?" - Are we used to a trade-off between quality and cost - Software quality means many things - Internal quality does not matter to customers - Internal quality makes it easier to enhance software - Customers do care that new features come quickly - Visualizing the impact of internal quality - Even the best teams create cruft - High quality software is cheaper to produce

Links: Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost? - Martin Fowler - https://martinfowler.com/articles/is-quality-worth-cost.html Martin Fowler - https://martinfowler.com/ Betteridge's law of headlines - Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines

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