Messy code

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


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


Technical Debt for the Businessman

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 14, 2013

The great thing about the term Technical Debt is that it’s easily understood by all stakeholders in a company. For those that do not … read more


Broken Windows

By Corey Cossentino • February 27, 2013

Broken Windows Technical Debt

One of the tools we use when developing production web services is a script that runs nightly to compile a list of any errors … read more


Exploring the Concept of Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 26, 2012

One of the interesting things about the “Technical Debt” concept is seeing how it evolves and moves forward in the software engineering world. Of … read more


The Message Around “Technical Debt”

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 22, 2012

Technical Debt

The metaphor “Technical Debt” that is used to describe poor software architecture in messy code and shortcuts we take in software development has come … read more


Paying Off Technical Debt in Messy Code

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 13, 2012

Technical Debt Sticky Notes

Tobias Mayer, ScrumMaster and Coach, has put together a very insightful blog post (on Agile Anarchy) which describes how he worked with a team … read more


Dealing with Technical Debt, an Agile Horror Story

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 14, 2011

Technical Debt Horror Story with Agile

Mark J Balbes has an excellent article which talks about his experience with Technical Debt and how his team of engineering experts found themselves … read more


To Pay or Not to Pay Design Debt — IEEE Computing Society

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 14, 2011

Ward Cunningham coined the term technical debt as a metaphor for the trade-off between writing clean code at higher cost and delayed delivery, and writing messy … read more


How Toxic is your Code? Learn How to Visualize Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 13, 2011

Technical Debt Measurement

It’s important to understand how Technical Debt can affect the software maintainability of your applications. No matter how bad the code may be…
“If you … read more