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Technical Debt: Paying Back Your Creditors

By Francois Reynald • June 10, 2013

Swimming in Technical Debt

Would you still go for a swim if you saw that sign on the beach?
Probably not.
Most people would agree that a swim in the … read more

 

Technical Debt Twitter Event #boxchat

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 29, 2013

Box UK Technical Debt

For those that use Twitter regularly, Box UK will be hosting a #boxchat Twitter discussion on Thursday, May 2 at 1pm EDT dedicated to our favorite … 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

 

Pragmatic Ways for Your IT Team to Deal with Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 21, 2013

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Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series.
This interview will focus on the ground-level steps that should be taken in order to help IT teams … read more

 

A-Players, B-Players, and Avoiding Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 11, 2013

a-players-technical-debt

I recently read a blog post by Cynthia Maxwell, about how important it is to hire A-players to avoid Technical Debt. She’s seen plenty … read more

 

Technical Debt Debate, with Ward Cunningham & Capers Jones

By Alexandra Szynkarski • January 22, 2013

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Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series. We’re kicking off this year with an interview from the founder of Technical Debt himself, Ward Cunningham, … read more

 

Technical Debt: Naughty or Nice?

By Leon Fayer • January 7, 2013

Many years ago I was working with a very large customer, both from user-base and traffic perspective, with a pretty interesting business model at … read more

 

Masterclass: Reducing Technical Debt with Michael C. Feathers

By Alexandra Szynkarski • November 30, 2012

Working Effectively With Legacy Code

Michael Feathers is hosting a Masterclass on Reducing Technical Debt in London, UK on Tuesday, 26 January and Wednesday, 27 February, 2013.
This Masterclass is aimed to … read more

 

Learned Helplessness, Rats, and People Power

By Daniel.Hardman • November 28, 2012

Drowning in Technical Debt

In the 1950s, researchers at Johns Hopkins conducted some very troubling experiments. They caught wild rats and squeezed them in their hands until they … read more

 

Dr. Dobb’s Interview with Ward Cunningham

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 22, 2012

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Ward Cunningham is known for the creation of the first Wiki, Wikipedia’s policies, OO Design, CoffeeScript, and Perl. He is also known for coining … read more