Learn how to quickly get acquainted with a new codebase in this video.
- [Instructor] Suppose you've just been handed a code base … that you've never worked on before. … You're probably wondering how you should get started … and there is no one who can answer … any questions that you might have. … That's a very intimidating and overwhelming situation, … but you can get through it. … You just need to start hunting … for the information that you need. … There are a few things you should look for right away. … How to build and run the application … in a development environment. … You need to know how to build and run … a development version of the code that you're working on. … You'll need to discover … if there are any third-party applications or libraries … that you need to install to get things going. … The information you'll need is most frequently found … in a README file in the project's directory. … If there's no README file, or if it doesn't help, … then look for other text files … in the project's directory tree. … Sometimes there will be other text files …
AuthorM. Scott Ford
- Assessing the technical debt
- Creating and running a test suite
- Handling failing tests
- Updating dependencies and tools
- Paying down technical debt
- Remaining test driven
- Monitoring code quality
Skill Level Intermediate
Agile Software Development: Code Qualitywith M. Scott Ford1h 40m Intermediate
Agile Software Development: Refactoringwith Richard Kasperowski1h 31m Intermediate
1. Getting Started: Review the Technical Debt
2. Fence in the Technical Debt
3. Improve Your Tools
4. Pay Down Technical Debt
5. Keep Technical Debt at Bay
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