Code Quality

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.
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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

 

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

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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

 

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 – It Is Not Inevitable

By Frances Lash • March 25, 2015

This post beings with an interesting statement: that in a start up environment technical debt often feels inevitable. Technical debt can be seen as … read more

 

Technical Debt: A Repayment Plan

By Frances Lash • March 13, 2015

Technical debt is usually incurred when a team consciously makes the decision to put in less than optimal technical work for the short term … 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

 

How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 23, 2015

In this post, technical debt management is looked at from a DevOps approach. Technical debt is defined here, as the price organizations pay when … read more