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The Bunny Theory of Code: Keeping Poor Quality Code from Multiplying

By Frances Lash • May 27, 2015

This is a post that discusses a type of technical debt that arises when bad quality code finds it way into the source control. … read more

 

A Look at Technical Debt: The Code Monster in Your Closet

By Frances Lash • May 15, 2015

This is post is based on presentation made at the PyCon 2015 conference in Montreal by Nina Zakharenko: 
Technical Debt is the result of a … read more

 

Is Tracking Technical Debt A Waste Of Time?

By Frances Lash • February 26, 2015

Tracking technical debt in the development backlog is meant to make the costs and risks of the technical debt taken on visible; prioritizing debt … read more

 

The Technical Debt Singularity

By Frances Lash • January 23, 2015

A technology singularity, in terms laid out by this post on technical debt, is a point when technology created by humans reaches the point … 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

 

The Three Kinds of Code: Divergent Perceptions about Cost

By Frances Lash • January 5, 2015

This post discusses the three categories of code that can be found within a certain project and that confusion about them plus a misunderstanding … read more

 

Inheriting Bad Code: How to Fix and Prevent it

By Frances Lash • December 16, 2014

Tech Debt Management Process

In this presentation by Kimber Lockhart, as part of the Hack Summit (the virtual conference for programers), she discusses what to do once you’ve … read more

 

Technical Debt: What it is and why should you care?

By Frances Lash • December 1, 2014

Technical debt is often directly responsible for many problems that occur when building high quality software quickly – especially as companies move towards more … read more

 

The Problem With “Technical Debt” And Other Agile Terms

By Frances Lash • November 12, 2014

Technical debt, as a term, serves to incentivize change within app and portfolio management. However, it fails to translate with business leaders, therefore failing … read more

 

Productive vs. Unproductive Work: Measuring Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 15, 2014

Definitions of technical debt often revolve around additions made to code ‘sloppily’ (or in the case of this post ‘hackily’) which mount up to … read more