I recently did my taxes (there’s a time extension where I live) and ended up with a balance due that was not insignificant. I liken that situation to Agile software development technical practices. I didn’t pay attention to details as the year went along, and ended up paying the price. I think the metaphor about leaving crufty code around should be reframed from technical debt to technical taxes. Because they will come due sooner than later. It feels better to pay as you go.

Originally posted on 2023-07-20 at 05:05 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A7087658752253857793

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