We are very happy to welcome Adam Tornhill as speaker for our November meetup with his talk
"Behavioral Code Analysis in Practice: making sense of large-scale codebases"
(This is the same event as https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/REWE-Digital-Events-Cologne/events/273819834/)
Many codebases contain code that is overly complicated, hard to understand and hence expensive to change and evolve. Prioritizing technical debt is a hard problem as modern systems might have millions of lines of code and multiple development teams — no-one has a holistic overview. In addition, there's always a trade-off between improving existing code versus adding new features so we need to use our time wisely. So what if we could mine the collective intelligence of all contributing programmers and start to make decisions based on information from how the organization actually works with the code?
In this presentation you get an introduction to behavioral code analysis which builds on version-control data to uncover the behavior and patterns of the development organization. A behavioral code analysis helps you prioritize the parts of your system that benefit the most from improvements, so that you can balance short- and long-term goals guided by data. The specific examples are from real-world codebases like the .NET Core runtime, Kubernetes, React, and more. All analyses are completely automated and demonstrated using the CodeScene tool. This new perspective on software development will change how you view code.
Adam Tornhill is a programmer who combines degrees in engineering and psychology. He's the founder of Empear where he designs tools for software analysis. He's also the author of Software Design X-Rays, the best-selling Your Code as a Crime Scene, Lisp for the Web and Patterns in C. Adam's other interests include modern history, music and martial arts.
18:15 Stream starts here: https://youtu.be/eW2cftgfslw
18:30 Talk starts
~20:00 Google Meet discussion
We will share the link for the Google Meet discussion in the YouTube stream chat. Join us if you want to discuss what you just saw or ask questions.
The YouTube stream and the Google Meet for this event are sponsored by REWE digital. A big Thank You for your support!
We are looking forward to your participation!
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