The importance of low-code to reduce technical debt

As the world continues to move towards a digital landscape, the issue of technical debt continues to grow.

What is technical debt?

“Technical debt” is a concept first coined by software developer Ward Cunningham. It is comparable to financial debt, in that there are levels of debt, consequences of debt accrual, and a requirement to “pay back” the debt in some regard. This debt is paid with money, time, and resources, which can have long-term consequences on your company’s capacity to adapt and grow within the digital landscape.

How can you reduce technical debt?

Low-code and agile solutions are key to mitigating the risk of technical debt.


Time pressure is a significant determinant of technical debt, with pressure to deliver on an accelerated timeline contributing to reduced quality. Low-code application development leverages full-stack visual modelling, accelerating delivery time without compromising on quality.


Low-code platforms future-proof application development by allowing you to scale your application with ease. Increase the capacity of deployed low-code applications to meet constantly changing needs and technology capabilities.

Agile process

Quality is a key component to the iterative approach of agile development. Maintaining a consistent level of quality in every incremental release keeps technical debt under control.

How can we help?

Novata Solutions are Western Australia’s leading low-code application development provider, providing innovative solutions tailored to your business needs. Utilising the OutSystems low-code development platform, our developers can help with your digital transformation whilst alleviating technical debt.

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