Technical Debt

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Definition of Technical Debt

This is an Environmental Variable that includes deficiencies in the code, technical documentation, development environments, 3rd-party tools, and development practices, which makes it hard for the Team to modify, update, repair, or deliver the Product.


In other words, the term ‘Technical Debt’ usually refers to the debt that is owed to the code before it can become Clean Code.

I usually think of Technical Debt as being the viscosity of the code; it is what makes the code hard to wade through.

Cite This Term

"Technical Debt" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.