When developers take shotcuts or decrease the quality to gain time, they will cause a technical debt. By doing nothing and letting the system age, the technical debt is growing too.
In a legacy system, what is it that you spend absolutely most time on? I would say, understanding code and finding out where to do a change. Most of us have been in the situation that we spend hours or days looking for exactly one single line that would be changed in a million line code base.
One year ago, we new little about what 2020 would bear in mind for us. But at New Year’s Eve, me and my husband made a decision to do something that we had been planning for a long time. We would relocate from Gothenburg, where we had lived for more than 25 years, to London!
I recently heard about a project where the code was written in C#, but where they implemented the unit tests in F#. They did so because they wanted to learn and evaluate F# in a protected environment. I thought that sounded like a very good idea and wanted to try.