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My Top 5 Ways to Improve Software Quality from 2019
A .NET and TypeScript development manager’s top 5 practices for improving software quality from 2019, in no particular order.
Technical Debt as Risk
Development leadership must partner with the business and manage technical debt as risk in order for it to be fully understood and respected.
Defining Technical Debt
In this article we’ll define technical debt, its impacts, and causes and highlight some metaphors that are helpful when discussing technical debt.
God Objects: How to Summon Codethulhu
So you’ve chosen to infect your codebase with God objects and enough complexity to generate hours of job security (AKA “Codethulhu”). Here’s how to succeed.
The True Cost of Technical Debt
In this article we’ll take a look at a fictitious piece of technical debt from inception to resolution and examine the true cost of technical debt.
Tracking .NET Code Quality with NDepend
Let me introduce you to my go-to code visualization and analysis tool for .NET: NDepend. NDepend lets me see dependencies, issues, and quality over time.
Less Code == More Quality
Less is more. We’ve all heard it, but when it comes to software quality, it’s definitely true. Less code means more quality.
Functional Debt: The Price of “Yes”
Functional Debt is the direct result of previous business decisions that causes a degraded ability to address current or future business goals.
Addressing Tech Debt without Killing Quality
So you’re going to start fixing some of your technical debt? Great! Just remember the one cardinal rule: Don’t break the application. Think about it — when we get to take on technical debt the business paying an opportunity cost for us to refactor code instead of making new features or even […]