Technical Debt Guide

16 March 2020

A recurring theme throughout my career has been developers asking the question “why don’t we get more time to fix technical debt?”

This was the inspiration behind a talk I gave a few times last year, called Why Not Fix Your Technical Debt?

I’ve turned some previous talks I’ve given into blog posts, and started doing the same with this. I wanted to add a bit more detail, including a nice case study of some technical debt I came across (and fixed!) during my time at Stack Overflow. Doing that made it far too big to be just one blog post, so I’ve created a whole website instead.

Presenting: Technical Debt - a guide for developers and product managers.

Check it out now at If you find it useful, please pass it on to the developers and product managers in your life.

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