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Technical Debt/Steve McConnell is the man!

Steve is the guy who wrote Code Complete (get rev 2 if you buy) which I consider to be required reading if you want to be a professional developer and occasionally he'll have some pretty interesting stuff on his blog. This time it was about technical debt, a subject near and near to my heart because most businesses thoroughly understand the concept (if not the details) and most IT pros seem to not get it at all. My synopsis is that sometimes you have to make tradeoffs in business and that means sometimes we don't get to achieve IT perfection.

In my experience the people who understand the problems and can help the business make good decisions about when and where to cut corners go much further than the ones that don't. It's not black and white, but it's not one solid shade of gray either!

The blog entry is a lot more fun to read than my comments and you can find it here.


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


Posted by Anonymous on 13 November 2007
After working with Andy Warren on SQL Saturday, I decided to add his blog ( http://blogs.sqlservercentral
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