The Technical Debt Community

So you’ve got Technical debt… now what? Ward Cunningham coined the metaphor back in 1992, and it has since been taken on by the industry to describe the consequences of poor software architecture and bad coding. This website encourages a pragmatic view of technical debt, attempting to elevate the discussion from merely defining technical debt to finding approaches for business technology organizations to use technical debt awareness as a vehicle to fix fundamental problems

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Balancing Legacy Systems and the need to Modernize

By Frances Lash • July 26, 2016

A new generation of IT professionals has been faced with the challenge of delivering agile and digitally enabled products, all the while maintaining legacy … read more

 

Technical Debt: Much More Than Just Code

By Frances Lash • July 22, 2016

In this post the CEO of ActiveState discusses how at the organization they have dealt with the discovery that they had high levels of … read more

 

A CFOs Guide To Leaving Technical Debt Behind

By Frances Lash • July 14, 2016

What can CFOs do to lead their company’s away from the mountains of technical debt?
First it’s necessary to give a quick definition of bad business technology … read more

 

Bringing Technical Debt and DevOps out of the IT Department

By Frances Lash • June 29, 2016

When you look at a company like Amazon, a company that is a leader in providing a smooth digital experience to its customers that … read more

 

Software and Code Quality in Automobile Safety-Critical Applications

By Frances Lash • June 27, 2016

In the evolution of technology, one of the major components of its trajectory is that it has become integrated in every possible product. For … read more

 

How to build code with Technical Excellence

By Frances Lash • June 23, 2016

Looking at the software industry as it stands, it would accurate to assume that most working in it don’t know what technical excellence is; … read more