Software Debt

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

 

Software Process and Measurement Cast 301: Technical Debt Essay

By Frances Lash • August 19, 2014

Here’s a podcast of an essay on technical debt that delves into the reality of using technical debt and the payment of that debt. … read more

 

Bankrolling Technical Debt: A Financier’s Guide

By Frances Lash • August 18, 2014

The metaphor of technical debt was borrowed from the financial sphere in order to explain this very important concept in technology. Here is a … 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: What, Why, and How

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

Here’s post that was cited in the article we recommended previously (Architectural Debt and Moving to Software-defined Architectures) that gives a clear and detailed description … read more

 

Architectural Debt and Moving to Software Defined Architectures

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

This article gives us an in depth look at another type of IT debt: architectural debt. It starts off with the jarring statistic that … read more

 

The One Cost Engineers and Product Managers Don’t Consider

By Frances Lash • June 24, 2014

Kris Gale, VP Engineering at Yammer, in this article writes about a highly ignored cost: the complexity cost. Gale explains this cost as the … read more

 

Reducing Technical Debt… Encouraging Software Developers to Document Code

By Frances Lash • June 23, 2014

Documentation debt is often overlooked by software developers and this post provides efficient ways of using persuasive technology (which is computer technology designed with … read more

 

Are We There Yet? Thoughts on Technical Debt Research and Practice

By Zadia Codabux • July 26, 2013

The strategic management of technical debt has gained visibility with the increase in popularity of agile methods. Consequently, it is of extreme importance to … read more

 

Fourth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 14, 2012

ICSE 4thTechnical Debt Workshop

It’s that time of year again! As part of the annual ICSE Event, The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will be holding their fourth annual workshop on … read more