Technical Debt – It’s There

Nobody likes to admit it, but sometimes you know it's there. This site provides the tools and resources to help you identify, define, and manage your technical debt.

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    Insight: Evolution of the Firefox Codebase

    Evolution of the Firefox Codebase presents a set of metrics for all releases of Firefox that are indicative of quality and allows one to inspect them through one of several views. By looking at changes in these metrics, one can see the evolution of the Firefox codebase over time.   [...]
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    Research: Hidden Structure

    Professors Alan MacCormack and Carliss Baldwin describe complexity analysis methods in this Harvard Business School working paper, “Hidden Structure: Using Network Methods to Map System Architecture.”   [...]
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    Tools: Analyze Your Code

    Find out where the technical debt lives in your codebase with our free online tool. Developed by systems engineers and researchers at MIT and Harvard, Code MRI provides a snapshot of your code. You’ll get insight into bugs and spaghetti code ”furballs” quickly and easily.   [...]
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    Webinar: Cost of Complexity

    In this webinar, Dan Sturtevant talks about measuring architectural complexity across a large commercial software codebase as well as the different risks incurred by the firm that developed and maintained it. [...]
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