If congress had not reached a continuing resolution, it would have been bad for the country. It would have lowered our credit rating, and it would have caused a number of federally funded programs to remain closed. The agreement was a good idea, and it saved us all a lot of trouble.
As always, congress voted to avoid default only when it was under the gun, and only as a short-term solution. The deal pushed the decision date further away without fixing the problems of divisiveness that plague the current congress. I would have been happier if they had reached a compromise that would have a lasting benefit.