Everything I learned about technical debt

1 · Erik Bernhardsson · Dec. 30, 2014, 5 a.m.
I just made it to Sweden suffering from jet lag induced insomnia, but this blog post will not cover that. Instead, I will talk a little bit about technical debt. The concept of technical debt always resonated with me, partly because I always like the analogy with “real” debt. If you take the analogy really far, there are some curious implications. I always like to think of the “interest rate” of software development. Debt is really just borrowing from the future, with some interest rate. You are...