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The Bunny Theory of Code: Keeping Poor Quality Code from Multiplying

By Frances Lash • May 27, 2015

This is a post that discusses a type of technical debt that arises when bad quality code finds it way into the source control. … read more

 

Understanding the Trade-offs that Lead to Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 18, 2015

A recent 6 month project, by TweetDeck, to reduce technical debt resulted in this post on the lessons learned from their process.
Technical debt … read more

 

A Look at Technical Debt: The Code Monster in Your Closet

By Frances Lash • May 15, 2015

This is post is based on presentation made at the PyCon 2015 conference in Montreal by Nina Zakharenko: 
Technical Debt is the result of a … read more

 

A Scorecard for Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 14, 2015

Corporate technology debt (which we will refer to as technical debt) is usually the result of not considering the future effort needed after shortcuts … read more

 

Is The Impact Of Technical Debt The Same Everywhere?

By Frances Lash • May 11, 2015

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Technical debt is defined, in this post, as any code that impedes agility as a project matures. This is an important definition to keep … read more

 

6 Ways to Keep Technical Debt at Bay

By Frances Lash • May 8, 2015

It is commonly mentioned, when speaking on technical debt, that small amounts of debt incurred, if they are deliberate and well monitored, can be … read more

 

A Technical Debt Reduction Plan

By Frances Lash • May 7, 2015

CAST-Technical debt

Technical debt can bog down any organization that attempts to be agile. If too much of the IT budget is spent on maintenance and … read more

 

Managing Technical Debt At Google

By Frances Lash • May 6, 2015

This post is based on an interesting paper about managing technical debt at Google.
The corporation’s source code is more than hundreds of millions LOC … read more

 

Reducing Technical Debt to Scale-up Productivity

By Frances Lash • April 1, 2015

In this post the question “how to create value for businesses at a time when labour arbitrage in the outsourcing industry has plummeted?” is … read more

 

Technical Debt vs. Product Design Debt

By Frances Lash • March 31, 2015

This post speaks about two different types of development debt that are caused by various agile practices or incrementalism. The outcome of these practices … read more