5 tips to quickly understand a new code base
When you work as a programmer, it’s only a small percentage of your time that is spent on writing code. The vast majority of your time is spent trying to understand code that is already written. Either code of others, or code that you yourself wrote a last year.
It’s especially tricky to get into a completely new codebase. You might when you start a new job or perhaps your team takes ownership of a new system.
I have done this a couple of times now, and I have a process for it now, and I figure that it might be interesting to some people to hear about it, and that is what we are going to explore today.
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