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Technical Debt The Right Way

By Frances Lash • January 30, 2017

A distinction that we always try to make in our posts is that there is both good and bad technical debt. This is similar … read more

 

Integrating Innovation and Legacy Systems: Reducing Technical Debt in Digital Transformation

By Frances Lash • August 2, 2016

When it come to the struggles of undergoing digital transformation, many organizations are going about their digital transformation though a bimodal approach, and according … read more

 

How To Rescue Legacy Code Through Refactoring

By Frances Lash • April 4, 2016

When working on a legacy codebase, you might start to wonder how anyone could have ever let it get to be such a mess. … read more

 

Infrastructure as Code and Avoiding Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 18, 2016

This post presents an interesting mindset from which to build software: treating infrastructure as code so that the systems and devices which are used … read more

 

How Technical Debt Can Help You Be Innovative

By Frances Lash • February 22, 2016

Vision is a term often employed to describe leaders: i.e “they have vision” or “they are visionaries”. But vision itself is a rather arbitrary … read more

 

Maintaining Technical Debt and Team Morale in a Large System

By Frances Lash • January 28, 2016

In this post from InfoQ, Thomas Bradford explains his experience on working with a monolith java-based system that had improper test coverage and huge … read more

 

The Short Memory of Lessons Learned in Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • July 15, 2015

Looking at the events of last week – the technical freezes at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and the Wall Street Journal … read more

 

Technical Debt is not only a “Technical” Problem

By Frances Lash • July 6, 2015

A question that is not asked often, and less often answered, about technical debt is: who must you pay and how?
This question is vital … read more

 

When Technical Debt Is Better Than Clean Code

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2015

Follow Up to Technical Debt as a Tool

It is often mentioned, when reading about technical debt, that taking on debt can be appropriate and even beneficial in certain situations. However, what … read more

 

Is Refactoring “Needless Rework”? – Refactoring for Design Level Smells

By Frances Lash • January 19, 2015

Here’s a post that delves into the necessity of refactoring in software engineering, comparing the practicality of refactoring in software to restructuring in urban … read more