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Your code as a Crime Scene by Adam Tornhill

Posted on: October 2, 2016


Your Code As a Crime Scene: Use Forensic Techniques to Arrest Defects, Bottlenecks, and Bad Design in Your ProgramsYour Code As a Crime Scene: Use Forensic Techniques to Arrest Defects, Bottlenecks, and Bad Design in Your Programs by Adam Tornhill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very different way of looking at problems in the code. The author suggests various non-traditional means of identifying problems in software development.

Number of times a code has changed, code churn (number of lines added, removed), number of developers working on a single piece of code, code changing together.

The primary requirement for all of this that the version control should be adhered to correctly. Every developer should have a personal login Id and should use it to checkin at regular intervals.

Many of the techniques provided in the book are available in the form the tool from https://github.com/adamtornhill/code-…. These are only starting tools. These need to be coupled with other tools like d3.js https://d3js.org/ to get a good representation of the status of the code.

A must read for all software developers.

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