When you take over a large legacy code base, maybe one that has hundreds of thousands or even millions of lines of code, it can be very hard to know where to start. You don't know what issues lie hidden in the code base or what maintenance problems are going to come up as you move forward with the project.
With a large legacy code base, it just isn't practical for developers to carry out a quality code review by combing through the code line by line trying to read, analyze, make sense of, and document the code. This process is so time-consuming that it isn't cost effective. And the situation is even worse where there is no help or knowledge available from the original team or where only minimal documentation is available.
If you are serious about turning the legacy code base into something that can be maintained, improved and extended, then you need to use some combination of code analysis tool and automated code review.
In this ebook we cover:
- Scenario 1: The code only has to be maintained, and there are no plans to add new features.
- Scenario 2: The legacy code has to be maintained, but new code will continue to be added.
- Scenario 3: The large project is partially completed, and now you want to introduce code analysis and code review.
- General recommendations to follow for legacy code
- How CodeIt.Right helps
Whether you are a programmer or development manager, this is the ebook for you!