Talks of the Week

Here are all the presentations I received, organized by day:

Monday, April 18: DagstuhlMTD_Day1

Tuesday, April 19: Dagstuhl-MTD-Day2

Wednedsday, April 20: Dagstuhl-MTD-Day3

Thursday, April 21: Dagstuhl-MTD-Day4


(En)Light(e)ning Talk: From Technical to Social Debt and Back Again…


Remediations strategies with SQALE

Here are the slides presented during my lightening talk :
Remediations in SQALE-Dagstuhl

Towards a Taxonomy of Debts in Software Projects


The 16162 Definition

In software-intensive systems, technical debt is a design or implementation construct that is expedient in the short term, but sets up a technical context that can make a future change more costly or impossible. Technical debt is a contingent liability whose impact is limited to internal system qualities, primarily maintainability and evolvability.

Day 2 -Defining TD, Measurement & Analysis and Caipirinhas

As requested, the definition that Ipek presented is below. Feel free to refute, extend, show gaps, etc. in the comments so we can improve:

Technical debt as a software design issue that:

  • Exists in a system artifact, such as code, build scripts, automated test suites, data;
  • Is traced to several locations in the system, implying ripple effects of impact of change;
  • Has a quantifiable effect on system attributes of interest to developers, such as increasing number of defects, negative change in maintainability and code quality indicators.

And last, but not least, thanks a lot to our colleagues from Brazil (Graziela ToninFabio Queda Bueno da SilvaAlfredo GoldmanGuilherme Horta Travassos) for treating us all to such a fun, cultural classic from their part of the world. In case next week you would like to try this yourselves here is the recipe:

Ingredients: Half a lime cut into 4 wedges, 2 Teaspoons brown sugar, 1 2/3 oz Cachaça
Preparation: Place lime and sugar into old fashioned glass and muddle (mash the two ingredients together using a muddler or a wooden spoon). Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaça.

Technical pollution: an alternate metaphor?

Joseph Purcell, from Palantir in Madison, Wisconsin has another interesting metaphor: Technical pollution

Slides here:
and a video of his presentation: