Dirty code? If it works, leave it says Thoughtworks CTO

Dirty code is a fact of life, and working out which software really needs changing and leaving the rest will help many IT organizations gain at least some of the benefits of going Agile, ThoughtWorks’ CTO told the Continuous Lifecycle conference today.

Keynote speeches at software conferences often paint grand visions for development nirvana, which might make sense if you’re building systems in a green field or can simply declare IT year zero.

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