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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Technical Debt

Sroop Sunar

Sroop Sunar @sroopsunar

Sroop Sunar is a Software Developer (and employee #1) at Peg. Before that, she worked at Thoughtbot, and in a previous life was an illustrator and graphic designer.


As developers, we talk a lot about the topic of clean code. We aspire for 100% test coverage, short reusable methods, we optimise for readability and beauty - but does any of that actually matter if your codebase is drowning in technical debt?

Should we be aiming for clean code, or tidy code? In this talk, you may discover that you are in fact a closet code slob, contributing to the clutter of your codebase every single day. But fear not, because tidying a codebase is as simple as decluttering your home. Drawing on lots of practical examples, this talk will arm you with some simple techniques to permanently purge technical debt and be free from code-clutter forever.