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In his Point argument, "Technical Debt as a Meaningful Metaphor for Code Quality," Israel Gat describes how technical debt changes the software engineering playing field from qualitative assessment of code quality to quantitative measurement. In his Counterpoint argument, "A Useful Metaphor for Risk - Poorly Practiced," Christof Ebert argues that technical debt is a useful metaphor for risk and its economic impacts, but that it's often exaggerated and involves number crunching that distracts the target audience.

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

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Nov.-Dec. 2012

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