Like a financial debt, the technical debt incurs interest payments, which come in the form of the extra effort that we have to do in future development because of the quick and dirty design choice. We can choose to continue paying the interest, or we can pay down the principal by refactoring the quick and dirty design into the better design. Although it costs to pay down the principal, we gain by reduced interest payments in the future.
- 4. Taming the Beast Named Complexity
- from Java Application Architecture: Modularity Patterns with Examples Using OSGi
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
- Released: March 2012
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