Tag: object oriented

Two Decades of Technical Debt And What Do We Know?

It’s been over 20 years since Ward Cunningham introduced the debt metaphor with an experience report at OOPSLA, the conference for Object Oriented Programming. At the time, Cunningham was arguing that debt was a good idea -- you could get the software out faster by taking shortcuts, collect additional revenue, and come back later to pay it off.

Protecting an Endangered Species: Design Patterns

Do you know what happens to your cherished design patterns once your application is delivered and enters the hard, wildlife of exploitation, software evolution, and maintenance? Life is a jungle for the application code and health in the ecosystem of permanent software evolution, rapid maintenance, and changing software maintenance staff. It is likely that their life expectancy turns shorter than ever as the application evolution changes hands.