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How do you balance code quality and development speed?

Published May 24, 2017Last updated Nov 20, 2017
How do you balance code quality and development speed?

Code quality and development speed are two essential - and sometimes conflicting - factors for software development teams.

Proper development requires careful design, solid implementation, and testing. Tight deadlines may compromise this process. On the other hand, applying the best overall solution may stand in the way of delivering speedily.

At Codementor, we believe that both code quality and shipping speed are important. Shorter 'time to market' makes us more agile as a startup, while good code quality makes future development easier, faster, and more stable.

Here's what we do to achieve these goals:

  • Make sure all team members from our dev, design, and product teams know why we are building features
  • Identify which features are essential for each release

How do you (or your team) balance code quality and development speed?

Let us know in the comments below 👇 or in your own post.

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