software architecture

Architecture Erosion in Agile Development

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Software architecture erosion refers to the gap between the planned and actual architecture of a software system as observed in its implementation.1 Architecture erosion is a common and recurring problem faced by many agile development teams. Architecture erosion can result in lower quality, increased complexity, and harder-to-maintain software. At the beginning of a project, the source …

Automate API testing

Reasons NOT to Refactor your code

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Last week I wrote about the reasons to refactor code. Let us now look at some reasons why you shouldn’t refactor code. When dealing with legacy code there will always be a temptation to refactor the code to improve its understand-ability or performance. However, here are some reasons why it might be better to hold off: 1. …