Humans of Xero
Published in

Humans of Xero

You don’t need to stop shipping features to fix technical debt

Photo by Andrés Gómez on Unsplash

(This post is also published as presentation: video here / slides here)

If you’ve ever worked at a high-growth software engineering company, you might have heard a conversation about technical debt that goes like this:

Person A: “We could release so much faster if we just did X…”
Person B: “That makes sense — so why haven’t you done…




Insights, inspiration and stories from the Humans of Xero

Recommended from Medium

Things to keep in mind while deploying to Elastic Beanstalk

Being a Virtual Scrum Master

Events As First-Class Citizens

Serverless monitoring — the good, the bad and the ugly

“To type or not to type?” That Is Not The Question

What is an API? In English, please.

The Salesforce Makeover Project: A blog series

Transform your Data in Style with Kafka Connect

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ryan D

Ryan D

#DevOps, #Security, Go (#golang), #Linux, #Docker, #Kubernetes. Senior Engineering Manager @Xero. Previously: DevTools EM @Cloudflare. Opinions are my own.

More from Medium

Managing Software Development Teams — speed of delivery and quality improvements

Engineering Execution

What happens when you join a new software engineering team ?

Managing/Leading Software Development Teams