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Technical Debt

Past Presentations

Strategic Code Deletion

In most systems, code lives forever. Occasionally, we can delete it if we are sure it is not used; however, static path analysis and production monitoring of code usage are often expensive and present inconclusive results. In this talk, Michael Feathers will describe techniques that allow us to...

Michael Feathers Author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code
A Crystal Ball To Prioritize Technical Debt

The technical debt metaphor has taken the software world with storm. No wonder, since software projects have their fair share of challenges. Most organizations find it hard to prioritize and repay their technical debt. The main reason is the scale of modern systems with million lines of code and...

Adam Tornhill Founder and CTO of Empear
Refactoring Mount Doom - Tackling Legacy Code

We’ve all had that nightmare where you are try to get to your destination, and keeping moving, trying different things, but for various reasons, you never arrive. Some refactorings are like that - you extract methods, name constants, increase readability… In short, you spend a lot of time...

Franziska Sauerwein Software Craftswoman @Codurance
Using Quality Views to Tackle Tech Debt @Tesla

When you work in engineering or operations, you become intimately familiar with the challenges of technical debt. It can be difficult, however, to communicate the full cost to others in the organization, particularly to people who are non-technical. Communicating the risks for software systems...

Colin Breck Sr. Staff Software Engineer @Tesla
Dark Code Open Space

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