What is technical debt?

This article is my own synthesis of ideas presented at Lean Agile Scotland in September 2014 by Dan North, Jabe Bloom and Torbjörn Gyllebring, with some of my own embellishments. Any misunderstanding of their points is mine! I’ve linked to their original talks at the foot of this post. Conway’s Law says that the design…

Understanding a feature through 3-amigos

The last project I ran here at Red Gate was on SQL Compare / Data Compare 11 project. SQL Compare is a superficially simple product designed, as it’s name suggests, to compare Microsoft SQL database schemas. Its cousin, SQL Data Compare compares the data in the tables. Like the product itself, the Compare 11 project…