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Technical Debt: CISQ Releases New Standard to Define and Measure Technical Debt

By Jodi Rosenblum • January 2, 2018

CISQ

Technical Debt standards have been debated for many years.  And now CISQ (Consortium for IT Software Quality) has released standard that not only measures … read more

 

Technical Debt & DevOps: 5 factors fueling automation in IT

By Jodi Rosenblum • December 27, 2017

Technical debt and DevOps are two topics on every organizations mind.  Yet, no one tackles the topic better than this article, 5 factors fueling automation … read more

 

The Pain Point of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 1, 2017

Technical debt is at the top of developers pain points, and according to some this is due to a flurry of new development styles … read more

 

Technical Debt The Right Way

By Frances Lash • January 30, 2017

A distinction that we always try to make in our posts is that there is both good and bad technical debt. This is similar … read more

 

Technical Debt & Safety Critical Systems in Automobiles: The Road Ahead

By Frances Lash • December 27, 2016

Cars are no longer simple pieces of machinery, but have evolved into highly integrated pieces of technology – with software embedded into all their … read more

 

Detecting Software Vulnerabilities with Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 25, 2016

Software Engineering-Technical Debt

This is a great post from the Software Engineering Institute on early software defect detections with technical debt. Schwartz, the author of the post, … 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

 

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

 

The Silent Killer: Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2016

This great article from Forbes starts off with a good physical and personal analogy for technical debt:
Imagine you’re in your early twenties and working … read more

 

How Monsanto changed its management of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 30, 2016

Here’s a great post that discusses how Monsanto is not only managing their technical debt but turning it into an asset.
From the start, the … read more