Software Development

Move Fast, Minimize Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • December 17, 2014

This is post with some tips for start-ups to minimize their technical debt. First, it needs to be decided which code is going to … read more

 

Inheriting Bad Code: How to Fix and Prevent it

By Frances Lash • December 16, 2014

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

 

Technical Debt – What Can You Do

By Frances Lash • November 28, 2014

It is often suggested that businesses seek to create minimal viable products. In other words, to only develop the most important core features that … read more

 

Pay Yourself First: The Art Of Reducing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 17, 2014

Technical debt acts as negative interest on your time that continues to accrue while you work. Here is a post that goes beyond this … read more

 

The Broken Windows Theory of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 6, 2014

Technical debt is often treated as an afterthought; teams convince themselves that they have taken into account the extra time and effort required to … read more

 

Technical Debt Takes Many Forms

By Frances Lash • October 30, 2014

Most know the term technical debt in the way that it slows down development and can cause architectural problems, however, this post does well … read more

 

Managing Technical Debt with Agile: Care About Your Code

By Frances Lash • October 14, 2014

Managing technical debt is easiest when there is an outline to help your development team discuss how classify and prevent technical debt. This post … read more

 

Paying Down Technical Debt: Work Smarter Not Harder

By Frances Lash • September 24, 2014

This post starts off with an illuminating comparison: between IT shops that work strenuously trying to complete 2 weeks worth of work in 6 … read more

 

Using Agile Techniques to Pay Back Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 19, 2014

Acknowledging that some form of technical debt exists in every codebase is paramount to managing debt and staying in “the black”. Asides from the … read more