05 Oct '13, 12am

New on RubyGlasses: Putting a price on your technical debt: Ben Orenstein has written an interesting article:...

Ben Orenstein has written an interesting article: How much should global variables cost? . It's basically a price-list for different kinds of technical debt, and you can use it to calculate the "cost" that each of your commits adds to your codebase. By actually putting a dollar amount on each "violation" - you can get a good, visceral feel for what you're doing. As he points out - you can still choose whether or not to keep something (sometimes you really do need to do something that would otherwise be considered a no-no), as long as you can "afford" it. I think it's an interesting way of looking at the problem. I'd like to see you regaining points for fixing/refactoring similar code-violations out of the project too :)

Full article: http://rubyglasses.blogspot.com/2013/10/putting-price-on-...

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