Software Quality

Managing Code Quality and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 26, 2016

Technical debt is often given a bad name in the development process. This stems from the fact that when it becomes a topic of … read more

 

Get a Grip on your Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 22, 2016

In simple terms, technical debt is the work that you’ve been putting off that is needed in order to complete a job. In other … read more

 

On Technical Debt and Mergers and Acquisitions

By Frances Lash • April 21, 2016

Mergers and acquisitions can always result in some sort of unplanned issue emerging – whether it be about competition or integrating two disparate IT … read more

 

How to Avoid the Brittle Code of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 18, 2016

One of the greatest issues of dealing with technical debt is the brittle code that comes along with it. Brittle code is any code … read more

 

How To Deal with Technical Debt in Different Environments

By Frances Lash • April 11, 2016

Most technical professionals can agree on at least one thing: that things would’ve been done better and problems would’ve been solved quicker if they … read more

 

The Path from Technical Debt to Bad Code

By Frances Lash • March 30, 2016

Ward Cunningham, when coining the term technical debt, warned of incremental debt that allows code to run effectively but imperfectly. What this means is … read more

 

Infrastructure as Code and Avoiding Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 18, 2016

This post presents an interesting mindset from which to build software: treating infrastructure as code so that the systems and devices which are used … read more

 

At the Intersection of Technical Debt and Software Maintenance Costs

By Frances Lash • March 8, 2016

Arlene Minkiewicz, Chief Scientist at Price Systems, recently  presented on the issues relating to technical debt and software maintenance . The metaphor of technical … read more

 

Technical Debt and Reverse Grind: How to Manage it

By Frances Lash • March 2, 2016

It is common practice for a developer to make a quick fix in a software project and to then move onto the next shiny … read more

 

The Machine Learning Hype Dampened by Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 29, 2016

There has become a recent trend in discussing the benefits of machine learning – however, despite its recent popularity there are few large-scale systems … read more