Technical Debt

I’ve been doing some research on the topic of technical debt recently, and found the following great resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_debt http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TechnicalDebt.html http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TechnicalDebtQuadrant.html http://www.construx.com/10x_Software_Development/Technical_Debt/ http://www.ontechnicaldebt.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/intechnica/technical-debt-101 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUYIFLfyxoI Anyone know of others that would be worth looking at?

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CodeLens & Code Map improvements announced at #VSConnect events

In case you missed them, there have been some new capabilities announced today in the #VSConnect event held today in New York. For a summary of some of the key new features overall see Announcing Visual Studio 2015 Preview and Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Availability. And then there are three blog posts on new…

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Kanban, MMFs and the Goldilocks Principle

http://agileproductdesign.com/blog/2009/kanban_over_simplified.html really resonates with me. The article explores Kanban and how it differs from other agile approaches such as Scrum. My experience with scrum was as follows. You peel off a set of stories from the backlog to deliver in that sprint. Because you have a fixed-timebox there is pressure to make the stories quite…

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Nice to tweet you

I’ve been on twitter for a while, but only recently started to use it actively. Enjoying the experience. You can tweet me @sjhkent.

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CodeLens incoming changes indicator

In case you missed in my recent post about Code @ Scale, Mathew Aniyan has just blogged about the CodeLens incoming changes indicator, an enhancement to CodeLens collaboration indicators that we’re shipping in Visual Studio Update 2. This helps the developer see changes in other branches that could impact the code they are currently working…

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Code @ Scale

As customers you may not be that interested about how we are internally organized to deliver the tools and services in Visual Studio, TFS and Visual Studio Online. However, it helps to have a little of that background to understand why individuals focus on the topics they do. So, given that I have been quiet…

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Is Model Driven Development Feasible?

This is the question asked in the title of a post on our modeling and tools forum, and rather than answer directly there, I thought it would make more sense to post an answer here, as it’s then easier to cross-reference in the future. The body of the post actually reads: Various Microsoft attempts at…

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Sprinkling the MEF fairy dust on DSLs

We’ve been enjoying injecting MEF extension points in our tools to make it easy for customers to write extensions using very simple code. Jean-Marc has just posted a sample demonstrating how MEF-enable your own DSL so you too can add MEF extension points for customers. See http://blogs.msdn.com/jmprieur/archive/2010/05/17/enabling-your-dsl-for-mef-extensions.aspx for details.

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Useful blog on VS2010 Architecture Tools

Cameron Skinner has recently been on tour in the US giving talks about the new architecture tools in VS2010. He was touring with a developer evangelist Jennifer Marsman, who has followed up with a load of informative blog posts giving more detail on teh material that Cameron presented. A good entry point is http://blogs.msdn.com/jennifer/archive/2010/05/10/visualization-and-architecture-tools-in-vs2010-cameron-skinner-tour-summary.aspx.

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