Arlo Belshee spends all of his time working in “legacy” organizations: “legacy code, legacy culture, legacy team practices”. In software, “legacy” generally means “full of bugs”. But Arlo has an interesting concept: what if, instead of creating buggy code, we didn’t. Arlo’s topic at the Agile Alliance Technical Conference concerns eliminating bugs by not creating them in the first place, because, after all, bugs are optional and there are ways to develop without creating this. Arlo has lots of passion around this and has even created a new initiative with a nifty hashtag: #BugZero. Similar to the concept of “inbox zero” (zeroing out your email inbox to improve your efficacy), bug zero means “get the bugs out of your code and keep it that way.”
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