Software Maintenance

Technical Debt for Continuous Innovation: Strategies to Avoid

By Jodi Rosenblum • March 9, 2018

Technical Debt

Strategies to fix technical debt is a topic that’s not going unnoticed this year. Discovering technical debt is inevitable as organizations modernize legacy applications. … read more


Technical Debt The Right Way

By Frances Lash • January 30, 2017

A distinction that we always try to make in our posts is that there is both good and bad technical debt. This is similar … read more


Contribute to CISQ’s Technical Debt Remediation Survey

By Frances Lash • January 11, 2017


Last week we published a post about the Consortium for IT Software Quality’s (CISQ) initiative to come up with a standard technical debt measure … read more


Technical Debt & Safety Critical Systems in Automobiles: The Road Ahead

By Frances Lash • December 27, 2016

Cars are no longer simple pieces of machinery, but have evolved into highly integrated pieces of technology – with software embedded into all their … read more


How to Mitigate the Technology Gap and Manage Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 29, 2016

There are always trade offs to be made when you’re dealing with keeping your application portfolio up-to-date. You always have several options, whether it … read more


Technical Debt: What is it and What to do When You Have it?

By Frances Lash • October 25, 2016

Technical debt starts off from building fast and making a slew of decisions based on short-term needs that are detrimental to your products long-term … read more


The ‘Why’ of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 4, 2016

Here, at On Technical Debt, we often discuss the difficulties of communicating technical debt to business stakeholders, the consequences that arise from it, and … read more


Stop Paying Back Technical Debt, Accumulate Technical Wealth

By Frances Lash • September 22, 2016

Remodelling software should be done in the same mindset under which we remodel a house: to make it last longer and run better. Companies … 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


Building Your Software House with Big Data, Reliability, and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 13, 2016

Software is like a house.
How so?
According to Lev Lesokhin, senior vice president of strategy and analytics at CAST, a house has to be continuously … read more