The Symptoms and Causes of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 5, 2015

In the development cycle there are many places where technical debt can rear its head and cause problems down the line for the product … read more


Is DevOps Good or Bad for Technical Debt Reduction?

By Frances Lash • June 18, 2015

Continuous delivery and deployment pipelines force the clean-up of inconsistencies and holes in deployment through consistent automation. It also allows for work to happen … 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


Microservice Architectures and Cutting Down Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 2, 2015

This post seeks to respond to a question on how to ┬árestructure a poorly formulated monolith, and whether reformulating it into another poorly formulated … read more


How To Calculate Technical Debt: A Top-Down Approach

By Frances Lash • February 25, 2015

As business leaders become more involved with IT investment decisions many CIOs have found it more difficult to receive funding for maintenance of applications … read more


Microservices Architecture & Reducing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 13, 2015

Paying off technical debt, according to this post, can be made easier with microservices architecture. When building a code base, eventually, trade-offs between quality … read more


Is Refactoring “Needless Rework”? – Refactoring for Design Level Smells

By Frances Lash • January 19, 2015

Here’s a post that delves into the necessity of refactoring in software engineering, comparing the practicality of refactoring in software to restructuring in urban … read more


Not all Technical Debt should be Treated Equally

By Frances Lash • December 30, 2014

The on going management of technical debt has become viewed as critical for the development of high quality and maintainable software, even by those … read more


Meta-Architecture: The Solution to Architecture Technical Debt?

By Frances Lash • July 11, 2014

One of the mantras of Agile development teams is to do “just good enough” to get the job done. This is what drives the … read more


Architectural Debt and Moving to Software Defined Architectures

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

This article gives us an in depth look at another type of IT debt: architectural debt. It starts off with the jarring statistic that … read more