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Dealing with large code base quickly in agile

At my current company, the project I work on is coded in Java, at least for the systems / backend part. Whenever I get assigned a task dealing with the Java code, it take me hours or even days to ...
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How do I best document a codebase that someone else will soon inherit? [closed]

I will be changing jobs soon, and I would like to make life as easy as possible for whoever inherits the codebases in the future. There is unlikely to be overlap time where a new hire could ramp up ...
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What should I do if I am unfamiliar with my organisation's codebase? [duplicate]

I've recently started my first job as a software developer at a small startup company. I do not have a degree in a software engineering related field, although, I have very recently completed an A-...
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How to ramp-up software testing from zero on a code base of approximately six years of development and in a team without practical knowledge?

In a feedback for a (deleted) question I asked here last year, I was also told that there is not easy way to do software testing. We may find prepared test cases for protocols but in most case the ...
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1answer
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How to ensure invariants, and is that even the right question?

A team created a structure like this (pseudo-code): struct Rectangle { int left, right, top, bottom; } Half a project later, the team realized that two thirds of the code was filling this ...
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1answer
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What things to refactor first [duplicate]

I do understand this is a wild question and totally open-ended but just wanted to know that I am barking up the right tree. I've inherited a large code base of many solutions and services, and whilst ...
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8answers
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Agile - What we doing wrong?

I'm a developer in an agile team, and we try to use Scrum. So I'll put here a hypothetical problem to illustrate the situation. We have a very old app, using some messy and bad maintainability ...
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2answers
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Building dynamic code that can still handle many one-offs?

So we're having a rather heated debate at work as to what would be the best practice going forward while refactoring our reporting system. Most of us have some strong opinions one way or the other, ...
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Display or Sketch a graphical representation of a large code

At my new work I am dealing with a quite big C/C++ project (50k lines in multiple files). I usually "draw" what the code is doing to understand its functioning but this time I am struggling a bit ...
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2answers
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Best practice for keeping legacy models in code?

On my first part-time programming gig during college, I dealt with a large-ish web application responsible for handling a periodic event hosted by our client, largely a plain CRUD snoozefest with a ...
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7answers
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How to deal with a large codebase with no requirements and the responsible person leaving the company soon [duplicate]

i am faced with the following scenario and i wonder if you guys have some tips for me on how to approach this. One of my colleagues is going to leave the company in a few month and i am ordered to ...
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1answer
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How do I triage a website effectively?

I've inherited responsibilities for maintaining a section of enterprise intranet, and my manager has tasked me with, "Clean up the code, please. We're probably going to get lots of change requests ...
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3answers
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Refactoring and documenting a big monolithic system

I have started working on a new project and to my surprise its written by a single developer with almost no tests at all, the remaining tests are either buggy or feel error prone throwing a lot of ...
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7answers
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How can I avoid causing bugs in the software when I fix unrelated bugs? [duplicate]

I'm a software intern and I am assigned bugs to fix as well as features to add to the software. When I add features, everything works well. My problem is more with fixing bugs. I'm working on an ...
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1answer
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Best practices for data deprecation

I have inherited a 10+ year old project that has been handed down through many developers. Needless to say, there are many instances where there is some class or object property that no one knows what ...

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