Why Open Source Creates Meaning and Risk

Why Open Source Creates Meaning and Risk

In the world of software development, there are two kinds of fundamental code from which to build systems. There is open-source software (OSS) and there is closed source software. Closed source, which is made “in house”, is protected and private. You can think of it...
My Love/Hate Relationship with “Technical Debt”

My Love/Hate Relationship with “Technical Debt”

I’ve always had a hard time with the term “technical debt.” This article explores that love/hate relationship, the challenge of measuring such debt, and an alternative—albeit not new—way for measuring and managing such important software assets. In summary: The...