### Abstract

Technical debt refers to the phenomena of taking a shortcut to achieve short term development gain at the cost of increased maintenance effort in the future. The concept of debt, in particular, the cost of debt has not been widely studied. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to determine ways to measure the 'interest' on the debt and use these measures to see how much of the technical debt incurs positive interest, i.e., debt that indeed costs more to pay off in the future. To measure interest, we use the LOC and Fan-In measures. We perform a case study on the Apache JMeter project and find that approximately 42-44% of the technical debt incurs positive interest.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 68-71 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | CEUR Workshop Proceedings |

Volume | 1771 |

Publication status | Published - Jan 1 2016 |

Event | Joint of the 4th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality, QuASoQ 2016 and 1st International Workshop on Technical Debt Analytics, TDA 2016 - Hamilton, New Zealand Duration: Dec 6 2016 → … |

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*CEUR Workshop Proceedings*,

*1771*, 68-71.

**Using analytics to quantify the interest of self-admitted technical debt.** / Kamei, Yasutaka; Maldonado, Everton; Shihab, Emad; Ubayashi, Naoyasu.

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*CEUR Workshop Proceedings*, vol. 1771, pp. 68-71.

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T1 - Using analytics to quantify the interest of self-admitted technical debt

AU - Kamei, Yasutaka

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AU - Shihab, Emad

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N2 - Technical debt refers to the phenomena of taking a shortcut to achieve short term development gain at the cost of increased maintenance effort in the future. The concept of debt, in particular, the cost of debt has not been widely studied. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to determine ways to measure the 'interest' on the debt and use these measures to see how much of the technical debt incurs positive interest, i.e., debt that indeed costs more to pay off in the future. To measure interest, we use the LOC and Fan-In measures. We perform a case study on the Apache JMeter project and find that approximately 42-44% of the technical debt incurs positive interest.

AB - Technical debt refers to the phenomena of taking a shortcut to achieve short term development gain at the cost of increased maintenance effort in the future. The concept of debt, in particular, the cost of debt has not been widely studied. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to determine ways to measure the 'interest' on the debt and use these measures to see how much of the technical debt incurs positive interest, i.e., debt that indeed costs more to pay off in the future. To measure interest, we use the LOC and Fan-In measures. We perform a case study on the Apache JMeter project and find that approximately 42-44% of the technical debt incurs positive interest.

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