Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Handle your technical debt with SQALE!

You should try SQALE; a generic, language and tools independent method for assessing the quality of source code.

In a nutshell, SQALE aims to manage the Technical debt within your projects; its classification allows you to analyze the impact of the debt and to define the priority of code refactoring/remediation activities. SQALE is also pragmatic and result-oriented: it is a requirement model and not a set of best practices to implement. Based on this requirement model, SQALE will also allow you to produce ratings for all your projects (from A to E).

Even if SQALE is tool independent, the method target for an automated implementation and you can already find some existing concrete solutions (see the SQALE plugin for SONAR for instance).

You should definitively have a look on SQALE.