Why should every business care about clean coding? Because it helps the business succeed!

How does the quality of the code of your digital product or solution impact your bottom line? What is the difference between the code that works and the clean one? These are the questions that bother many business owners and procurement decision-makers. Let’s put it simply: having your code clean is about your future costs: if the code works well – you’ll not need to invest in maintaining it. And when you need to extend it – you’ll save money to scale up.

Customer complaints, abandoned carts, site errors, troubles with speed, security issues, increased number of tech tickets for customer support, etc. These are all indications that your product may not work correctly because of poor code.

Customer complaints, abandoned carts, site errors, troubles with speed, security issues, increased number of tech tickets for customer support, etc. These are all indications that your product may not work correctly because of poor code. You may not be able to address them immediately, yet you should have it in mind when planning to add new features, scale up, or schedule for a new product.

Time or quality?

The software developers could quickly write code and deploy the solution to meet business objectives if they needn’t care about the quality. Unfortunately, time and quality go hand in hand in this business. Experience matters too, yet it merely reduces the time expenditure, not eradicates it. It doesn’t mean the messy code will not work, but it will cost you more effort and eventually – more money to maintain your product or solution in the long run. 

Don’t create problems. Prevent them. Take into consideration that clean coding should be a benchmark for professional and quality-oriented businesses rather than the exception or occasion.

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There are countless cases of destructive code bringing companies down or leading good products into disasters. Indeed, it takes a lot more effort to write clean code. It needs daily practice and focus during execution. And the common problem is that the primary goal for the development team is getting work done (in time and within the budget) rather than coding in top-notch quality. Although quality is often taken for granted, not all customers are ready to pay for the time it takes to get to the goal. Yet if the product, solution, or whole business is set to grow, scale up, and succeed, the clean code matters. It saves you time, money, and customer satisfaction. 

You should also never underestimate the importance of correct decisions. Choosing the right platform and architecture may also lead to the expected result. So, it is essential to understand that technological prowess is a business, not a technology goal. Your growth prospects depend on it.

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Maintenance and extension are the keys.

The quality of the code is directly linked to the maintainability and extension of the product. Your team will have to reread the code to add new features (especially if nothing hasn’t been done to it for a while). The more complex the code is, the riskier the endeavor will be. If the code was written poorly, your in-house or external tech team will spend time finding solutions and making decisions on how to change everything for the better. Writing clean code makes it easier to understand while working with it in the future. It is essential for creating a successful and maintainable product.

Clean coding is essential not only for developers but product owners as well. If the code is easy to read and comprehend, a developer has time to code the following function of your product. Otherwise, it costs time and money. 

Experienced software development service providers who understand the need for clean coding practice and its costs, in the long run, usually have a holistic view of the product and the prospect of the business growth. Saving customers time and money making the product efficient and scalable at any time is easy to comprehend for everyone. Caring for the customer’s long-term business value is not. Have it in mind when budgeting for your software development project.