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7 absolute truths I unlearned as junior developer
A few things I strongly believed when I was a junior developer which turned out to be wrong.
fridayfrontend  learning  development  senior  testing  documentation  automation  lint  techdebt  programming 
june 2019 by spaceninja
The Technical Debt Myth
What isn’t technical debt? Several distinct types of engineering tasks and organizational issues are often lumped under the definition of technical debt — but at their core they’re a natural part of the programming lifecycle. Maintenance work; Lack of process; Quality compromises and questionable design decisions; Contributor frustration; Outgrowing solutions;
techdebt  agile  maintenance  culture  process 
april 2019 by spaceninja
How to Get Buy-in for Reducing Technical Debt
I remember his response vividly: “We're still looking for product-market fit, so the communication from the leadership team is: it's fine if we're bleeding a bit, but let them know when we're gushing out blood.” This gory analogy provided powerful clarity that now was not the time to spend a lot of effort getting the codebase in tiptop shape — though if things got really bad and productivity suffered heavily, we should raise a flag.
techdebt  engineering  management  leadership  culture  development 
august 2018 by spaceninja
A Taxonomy of Tech Debt
When measuring a piece of tech debt, you can use impact (to customers and to developers), fix cost (time and risk), and contagion. I believe most developers regularly consider impact and fix cost, while I’ve rarely encountered discussions of contagion. Contagion can be a developer’s worst enemy as a problem burrows in and becomes harder and harder to dislodge. It is possible, however, to turn contagion into a weapon by making your fix more contagious than the problem.
techdebt  programming  engineering  culture  debt  software 
august 2018 by spaceninja
A visual guide to technical debt
A photo of a toilet paper roll sitting on top of the TP holder.
photos  techdebt  debt  toiletpaper 
january 2018 by spaceninja

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