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By Jeremy Morgan
Submitted: Nov 13 2013 / 02:26

Technical debt is a metaphor for the result of taking shortcuts in your development that you’ll have to fix later, creating “debt” that has to be paid off. In keeping with that metaphor you often have “interest” that must be paid on that debt whenever extra time is added to work around the bad implementation in the first place. It usually starts with the phrase “we’ll fix that later” and often goes unresolved. In this article I explain what it is, and how to prevent it.
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