Posted by: jasonk2600 | March 29, 2009

Technical Debt


Ward Cunningham developed a great metaphor for poor programming and taking short-cuts when coding; known as Technical Debt.  This is a great way to think about the price a company may have to pay further down the road due to poor coding.  A simple example is that of documenting code.  Skipping the documentation step while coding can lead to great pains during a software product’s life cycle.  In this example, a great deal of time could be wasted should a programmer leave the company and a new employee must become familiar with the code that has already been written and continue to develop it.  There is a great blog posting about Technical Debt on CodeHorror.com, be sure to check it out by following the link below.

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