Paying Down Code Debt

We have huge code debt. We want to pay it down. But we just can’t afford to this week (or last, or the one before that). How can we afford to pay down our debt?

OK, it’s not a direct quote. But I’ve heard something close to that often enough that random word ordering may have actually created exactly that statement at some point.

Here is a set of techniques that I’ve used in the past to start paying down debt in situations where we were all sure we’d never be able to afford to. Continue reading “Paying Down Code Debt”