Pay off your Technical Debt

Full disclaimer: this post will borrow heavily from Jeff Atwood and Martin Fowler who have both written on this topic in the past, mostly as we share a perspective and writing style. I also have a lot of respect for Jeff and his blog is a regular read of mine.

First, what is “technical debt”?

It’s a metaphor that’s been around for years, coined forever ago (read: pre-2003) by Ward Cunningham in an effort to explain the issue in a way non-programmers can understand.