Estimating the Principal of an Application's Technical Debt


This article characterizes technical debt across 700 business applications, comprising 357 MLOC. These applications were analyzed against more than 1,200 rules of good architectural and coding practice. The authors present a formula with adjustable parameters for estimating the principal of technical debt from structural quality data.

DOI: 10.1109/MS.2012.156

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@article{Curtis2012EstimatingTP, title={Estimating the Principal of an Application's Technical Debt}, author={Bill Curtis and Jay Sappidi and Alexandra Szynkarski}, journal={IEEE Software}, year={2012}, volume={29}, pages={34-42} }