Wikimedia Developer Summit/2017/How to manage our technical debt
This is a main topic discussed at the Wikimedia Developer Summit 2017.
Program Committee Representatives:
"Technical debt" is a common concern for developers generally but also specifically those working on MediaWiki and related software. In this track we hope to discuss what technical debt means to our community and identify practical and actionable ways of managing our technical debt.
The deadline for proposals has passed (2016-10-31).
To see a list of all proposals see all blocking tasks of the Phabricator task tracking this topic.
- Ward Cunningham
- Coined the term, here is the c2 wiki page for it.
- (Video, youtube) "Ward Cunningham reflects on the history, motivation and common misunderstanding of the "debt metaphor" as motivation for refactoring."
- Martin Fowler: