Messy code

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

 

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