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Managing Code Quality and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 26, 2016

Technical debt is often given a bad name in the development process. This stems from the fact that when it becomes a topic of … read more

 

How To Deal with Technical Debt in Different Environments

By Frances Lash • April 11, 2016

Most technical professionals can agree on at least one thing: that things would’ve been done better and problems would’ve been solved quicker if they … 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

 

The Path from Technical Debt to Bad Code

By Frances Lash • March 30, 2016

Ward Cunningham, when coining the term technical debt, warned of incremental debt that allows code to run effectively but imperfectly. What this means is … read more

 

The Relationship Between Incident Management and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 23, 2016

A relationship that is often overlooked in software development and maintenance is the one between incidents and technical debt. However, upon closer inspection it … 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

 

Why Your Manager Loves Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 30, 2015

This is a great interview of Caskey Dickinson about his upcoming talk¬†Why Your Manager LOVES Technical Debt and What to Do About It.¬†Dickinson talks … read more

 

Defining Technical Debt: What It Is and What It Is Not

By Frances Lash • November 23, 2015

There is always a battle between the amount of time you have to get things done and the amount of work you have to … read more

 

How Far is the Healthcare Industry Lagging with its Technology?

By Frances Lash • November 2, 2015

Healthcare companies, whether they be hospitals or insurers, are just as susceptible to the effects of technical debt as any other company that has … read more

 

The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 1, 2015

The prisoner’s dilemma is a great theoretical game showing the value in cooperation. If you’re new to the concept it works like this:

Two prisoner’s … read more