Code Quality

The ‘Why’ of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 4, 2016

Here, at On Technical Debt, we often discuss the difficulties of communicating technical debt to business stakeholders, the consequences that arise from it, and … read more


Is The Technical Debt Metaphor Actually Helpful?

By Frances Lash • September 15, 2016

The project triangle is a well known model to many, even the most junior of software developers know it.

According to the experience of the … 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


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


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 … read more


The Differences between Technical Debt and Financial Debt

By Frances Lash • June 2, 2016

Looking at technical debt in a negative light, as something that stands in the way of new features when it grows, equates it to … read more


Strategizing Your Technical Debt: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary

By Frances Lash • May 31, 2016

One of the great things about the technical debt metaphor is that it expanded the conversation on software entropy and complexity to include the … 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


Technical Debt: Not Just a Technical Problem

By Frances Lash • May 26, 2016

Technical debt has come around as being the keyword of the moment in the industry. It has probably come up in developer team conversations … read more