technical debt

Last post 03:00 am September 12, 2012
by Jean Pierre Berchez
4 replies
12:03 am August 31, 2012

Hi guys,

I found an interesting article in an German IT magazine (iX) about technical debt.

In the article the actual CRASH-Report of the CAST Research Labs is referenced. They stated: to eliminate technical debt it cost round about 3,61 US$ per line of code which brings you to 1 Mio US$ for a product existing out of 300.000 lines of code.

You find the report at:

cheers JP

07:59 am September 4, 2012

Hi JP,
thanks for sharing the information. Do you know if the iX article is online visible?
Also, do you have the PDF of the CRASH-Report; I would rather not jump through the whole registering process.


08:00 am September 4, 2012

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09:56 am September 4, 2012

You can find that article here…

It's a weird doc viewer on slideshare, but it seems to work OK...

.peter.gfader. (current mood = happy because of grooving reggae tunes)

03:00 am September 12, 2012


sorry I do not have the report yet. I think you can't get the iX article online. If you like I can scan it for you.

best JP