Technical Debt

Honor Systems focuses on the technical debt in your source code. If you are running Java projects we see one of the biggest costs to you as the difficulty in migrating to the newer JDKs that have been created to improve your code. Perhaps you have been working on this and perhaps not. Perhaps you have looked at the scope of it and realized it's not that difficult, or perhaps you have realized that the scope of it over all of your projects is a bit deeper than you first thought.


Did you consider the exponential equation? Every engineer you hire spends around 23% of their time working on that old code. Every four engineers spend the same amount of time on old code and now you need to get a fifth engineer to make up for the lost time.

Man Working
https://simpleprogrammer.com/maintaining-code/

Sometimes it's not even work to migrate, update, or upgrade. Sometimes, the time is just to understand what the old code is doing. How different is that Java 1 API compared to Java 8? How different is that Java 8 to Java 11 or 17? Is the API even there anymore?


Some research indicates that your coders are spending upwards of 50% of their time on code maintenance. Refactoring, debugging, rewriting functionality, fixing technical debt, it all adds up to a growing problem.

Technical Debt Graph
https://blog.tidelift.com/developers-spend-30-of-their-time-on-code-maintenance-our-latest-survey-results-part-3

The bigger they are the harder they fall. The larger a team gets the more complex the problems and the more time they spend on code maintenance.

Technical Debt Graph
https://blog.tidelift.com/developers-spend-30-of-their-time-on-code-maintenance-our-latest-survey-results-part-3

How do you know if this service is for you and your company?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your company reserve a budget to address Technical Debt?
  • Do you want to improver your company's profit margin?
  • Do you want to spend less time on maintaining the old and more time working on the new?
  • Do you want your bosses to take more notice of you?
  • Do you worry about security vulnerabilities?

If you answered Yes to any of those questions then you should either sign up now or contact us now to find out how you can start using the Codex!