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Using Technical Debt to Improve Software Sustainability

  • October 2016
  • By Ipek Ozkaya
  • Technical Debt
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    Technical debt is a term that conceptualizes the tradeoff between the short-term benefits of rapid delivery and the long-term value of developing a software system that is easy to evolve, modify, repair, and sustain. In an effort to manage budget constraints the DoD is increasingly searching for tool-supported approaches to manage technical debt. The goal of this project is to develop a suite of tools and techniques for detecting and visualizing technical debt and provide exemplar data sets.


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