Software Development

Balancing Legacy Systems and the need to Modernize

By Frances Lash • July 26, 2016

A new generation of IT professionals has been faced with the challenge of delivering agile and digitally enabled products, all the while maintaining legacy … read more

 

Technical Debt: Much More Than Just Code

By Frances Lash • July 22, 2016

In this post the CEO of ActiveState discusses how at the organization they have dealt with the discovery that they had high levels of … read more

 

A CFOs Guide To Leaving Technical Debt Behind

By Frances Lash • July 14, 2016

What can CFOs do to lead their company’s away from the mountains of technical debt?
First it’s necessary to give a quick definition of┬ábad┬ábusiness technology … read more

 

Software and Code Quality in Automobile Safety-Critical Applications

By Frances Lash • June 27, 2016

In the evolution of technology, one of the major components of its trajectory is that it has become integrated in every possible product. For … read more

 

How to build code with Technical Excellence

By Frances Lash • June 23, 2016

Looking at the software industry as it stands, it would accurate to assume that most working in it don’t know what technical excellence is; … read more

 

The Silent Killer: Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2016

This great article from Forbes starts off with a good physical and personal analogy for technical debt. Imagine you’re in your early twenties and … read more

 

The Differences between Technical Debt and Financial Debt

By Frances Lash • June 2, 2016

Looking at technical debt in a negative light, as something that stands in the way of new features when it grows, equates it to … read more

 

Strategizing Your Technical Debt: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary

By Frances Lash • May 31, 2016

One of the great things about the technical debt metaphor is that it expanded the conversation on software entropy and complexity to include the … read more

 

How Monsanto changed its management of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 30, 2016

Here’s a great post that discusses how Monsanto is not only managing their technical debt but turning it into an asset.
From the start, the … read more

 

Technical Debt: Not Just a Technical Problem

By Frances Lash • May 26, 2016

Technical debt has come around as being the keyword of the moment in the industry. It has probably come up in developer team conversations … read more