Software Maintainability

The Three Kinds of Code: Divergent Perceptions about Cost

By Frances Lash • January 5, 2015

This post discusses the three categories of code that can be found within a certain project and that confusion about them plus a misunderstanding … read more

 

Not all Technical Debt should be Treated Equally

By Frances Lash • December 30, 2014

The on going management of technical debt has become viewed as critical for the development of high quality and maintainable software, even by those … read more

 

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

 

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

 

Effective Teams; Always Releasable

By Frances Lash • July 3, 2014

Here is a short and sweet post in a series about effective development teams. The content of the article is pretty standard technical debt … 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

 

Steve McConnell: How to Categorize & Communicate Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • July 30, 2012

Steve McConnell technical debt

Welcome to the¬†OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series. This interview focuses on how Technical Debt can be categorized to help business organizations face the challenges of … read more