Thursday, September 24, 2015

Netiquette IQ Term Of The Day - Technical Debt

Technical debt from whatis.com
In software development, technical debt is a metaphor equating Extreme Programming's incremental, get-something-started approach with the easy acquisition of money through fast loans.

"The technical debt that exists in most major software products, including security products, is perhaps the most significant barrier in maintaining adequate levels of software security in an enterprise." -- Nick Lewis
A monetary loan, of course, has to be paid back with interest. In terms of software development, payback requires the developers to refactor the program as they learn more about how it interacts with other applications and which features end users are using, or not using, or wish they had. Just as monetary debt can easily spiral out of control if not managed properly, so can technical debt.
In business, the metaphor is often used to illustrate the concept that an organization will end up spending more in the future by not addressing a technical problem when it first presents itself. The assumption is that if an organization chooses to ignore a course of action it knows should be taken, the organization will risk paying for it in terms of time, money or damage to the organization's reputation in the future.
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