THE PRAGMATIC ARCHITECT
IEEE Software, November/December 2011, pp. 29–31
IEEE Software magazine offers pioneering ideas, expert analyses, and thoughtful overviews for professional developers and managers who need to keep up with rapid technology change.
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To Pay or Not to Pay Technical Debt
by Frank Buschmann
Ward Cunningham coined the term technical debt as a metaphor for the trade-off between writing clean code at higher cost and delayed delivery, and writing messy code cheap and fast at the cost of higher maintenance efforts once it's shipped. Joshua Kerievsky extended the metaphor to architecture and design. READ FULL ARTICLE (login required) »