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Magnitudes of technical debt

The term “technical debt” really covers a lot of areas of concern. It is not simply relegated to “messy programming”. That is part of it, but there is more to it. Like with many unpleasant things, the impact of technical … Continue reading

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Why management wants more technical debt

*** Disclaimer: this is not about my current project. It is about every project. *** I think it is safe to say that every program contains some technical debt.  This is because perfection is (somewhat) impractical.  If you actually try to achieve it, … Continue reading

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Technical debt and interest

In case you are not familiar with the term “technical debt”, it mostly means “messy programming”.  Unfortunately, it is more serious than just ordinary messiness.  It usually happens because a programmer was in a hurry and couldn’t think of a … Continue reading

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Project hand-off, here you go

Maybe if you work in a big-enough company, you’ve experienced the thrill of being handed someone else’s program. Not only did someone else write it, you probably didn’t have any say in how it was written. Maybe the author(s) were co-workers, … Continue reading

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You got time to lean, you got time to clean

The first time that I recall hearing this saying, was while watching “the great food truck race” with Tyler whats-his-face. He was schooling some of the new food-truck chefs to clean up, after a long day of working. I was … Continue reading

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Leaking hours – Part 1

“It seems like, the more I work, the more behind I get”. I have been in that kind of position, and it starts to get scary sometimes. I would compare it to falling into a lake while wearing jeans and … Continue reading

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