Tag: Software Maintainability

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 through a survey distributed to developers.
Contribute to CISQ's Technical Debt Remediation Survey
Cars are no longer simple pieces of machinery, but have evolved into highly integrated pieces of technology - with software embedded into all their critical systems.
Technical Debt & Safety Critical Systems in Automobiles: The Road Ahead
A while ago we published a post on IDC predictions that the bi-modal IT approach is a recipe for disaster. There are different opinions on what works in software development: those who support the siloed approach of bi-modal IT, those who urge against this division between predicability and innovation, and others who say fast development is the only way. This debate is only just beginning so it's worth while expanding on the arguments surrounding it.
Innovating While Maintaining Stability: A Lesson From Technical Debt
There's bad news ahead for organizations that focused on a bimodal IT approach. According to research firm IDC by 2019 80% of those firms will have accrued crippling amounts of technical debt leading to increased complexity, cost, and a hit to their reputation.
Is the Bimodal IT Approach an Invitation to Failure?
Remodeling software should be done in the same mindset under which we remodel a house: to make it last longer and run better. Companies should be invested in mending their code to be able to get more productivity out of it.
Stop Paying Back Technical Debt, Accumulate Technical Wealth
This is a great post from the Software Engineering Institute on early software defect detections with technical debt.
Detecting Software Vulnerabilities with Technical Debt
When it come to the struggles of undergoing digital transformation, many organizations are going about their digital transformation though a bimodal approach, and according to this post, this is unsustainable.
Integrating Innovation and Legacy Systems: Reducing Technical Debt in Digital Transformation
Looking at the software industry as it stands, it would accurate to assume that most working in it don't know what technical excellence is
How to build code with Technical Excellence
In simple terms, technical debt is the work that you've been putting off that is needed in order to complete a job.
Get a Grip on your Technical Debt
This post presents an interesting mindset from which to build software: treating infrastructure as code so that the systems and devices which are used in software are treated as software themselves.
Infrastructure as Code and Avoiding Technical Debt
There has become a recent trend in discussing the benefits of machine learning - however, despite its recent popularity there are few large-scale systems that actually employ it in production.
The Machine Learning Hype Dampened by Technical Debt
In 2015 there was a major slew of headlines dedicated to software failures at major companie which led to a discussion of best practices for software development.
Improving Software Quality to Avoid System Failure
Vision is a term often employed to describe leaders: i.e "they have vision" or "they are visionaries".
How Technical Debt Can Help You Be Innovative
In this great podcast from .Net Rocks! the discussion on how to handle technical debt takes an interesting turn towards the discrepancy in communication between different stakeholders on a software project.
Technical Debt and Breaking Down "Tribal Speak"
Often times in the development process large amounts of technical debt result in stalled innovation from a given team.
How Innovation Debt Is Just As Damaging as Technical Debt
In this post from InfoQ, Thomas Bradford explains his experience on working with a monolith java-based system that had improper test coverage and huge technical debt.
Maintaining Technical Debt and Team Morale in a Large System
Much of what comes with being an entrepreneurial leader is knowing when to accept certain tradeoffs.
When You Should Start Paying Off Your Technical Debt
It has become a recent practice in organizations to measure technical debt in their software.
The Risks of Measuring Technical Debt
Technical debt is a very important concept to developers that is often lost on the management end. Developers use the concept to describe the consequences of a pressure to meet deadlines.
Technical Debt and Risk: One and the Same