Design debt economics: A vocabulary for describing the causes, costs, and cures for software maintainability problems
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Date archived: March 17, 2017 | First published: June 12, 2009
from The Rational Edge: Code maintainability is vitally important to software quality and is relevant to all development stakeholders. This article explains the impacts of code maintainability problems and how to identify and mitigate them.
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