I was ambling through some blogs that Google Reader suggested to me, and came across an article by Joe Ocampo on ‘How healthy is your code‘. It reminded me of something I heard mentioned on a project recently. It went something along the lines of ‘You are not properly stuck into a project until you have introduced some technical debt’.
It’s no surprise that the project is now struggling to maintain the rate of delivery that it started off with. Check out ‘Listening to test smells‘, a good way of showing there may be trouble ahead.
Another interesting outcome of a discussion on the subject can be found at Exploration Through Example, Brian Marick’s blog.