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Estimating the Principal of an Application's Technical Debt

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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.

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 6 )