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DevOps on the Microsoft Stack by Wouter de Kort

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© Wouter de Kort 2016

Wouter de Kort, DevOps on the Microsoft Stack, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1446-6_8

8. Managing Technical Debt

Wouter de Kort

(1)Ordina Microsoft Solutions, GRONINGEN, The Netherlands

If you have worked long enough as a software developer, you have definitely wished that you could start a project totally from scratch. Throw away all the messy code and build it from scratch with all the knowledge you have now. But why is it that code becomes messy? We even have specific terms to describe it—code rot, big ball of mud, spaghetti code. These terms all describe that code will become a mess when not carefully controlled and monitored. But what’s the definition of “a mess”? Can you monitor the quality of code and actively manage it? This chapter ...

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