Code Quality

Technical Debt & Quality – Binary Thinking in an Analog World

By Frances Lash • August 27, 2014

This is really great post that discusses the idea that ‘quality is not negotiable’ and that ‘only technical debt enthusiasts believe that’. The post … read more

 

Technical Debt Measurement Webinar: Reversal Strategy Q&A Follow Up

By Frances Lash • August 26, 2014

CAST-Technical debt

Here’s a post from a while back that follows up the Q&A of the webinar we posted on how to reverse your technical debt. … read more

 

Technical Debt – Why not just do the work better?

By Frances Lash • August 25, 2014

Here is a post that answers the question: why not just do the work better in order to avoid technical debt? Here it is … read more

 

Feature Toggles are one of the worst kinds of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 20, 2014

This is great post about how technical debt can accumulate when employing feature flags or toggles into mainline code as a shortcut to release. … read more

 

Software Process and Measurement Cast 301: Technical Debt Essay

By Frances Lash • August 19, 2014

Here’s a podcast of an essay on technical debt that delves into the reality of using technical debt and the payment of that debt. … read more

 

Technical Debt 101: More Haste, Less Speed

By Frances Lash • June 30, 2014

This is a really interesting post (which cites our interview with Steve McConnell on how to communicate technical debt) that delves into the culture … read more

 

The One Cost Engineers and Product Managers Don’t Consider

By Frances Lash • June 24, 2014

Kris Gale, VP Engineering at Yammer, in this article writes about a highly ignored cost: the complexity cost. Gale explains this cost as the … read more

 

Reducing Technical Debt… Encouraging Software Developers to Document Code

By Frances Lash • June 23, 2014

Documentation debt is often overlooked by software developers and this post provides efficient ways of using persuasive technology (which is computer technology designed with … read more

 

Can Technical Debt Be Quantified? The Limits And Promise Of The Metaphor

By Matt Holford • March 19, 2013

Quantifying Technical Debt

Anyone whose professional life has intersected with the technical debt metaphor knows its power: the simple proposition that such a thing exists opens up a … read more

 

Managing Technical Debt Workshop 2012

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 13, 2012

How can we manage Technical Debt proactively? What can IT organizations do in order to visualize the causes of their technical debt and put … read more