Have you ever taken a deeper look into your software?
Many of us think of our code as an asset; a valuable element within a software project that is worth a lot of time, effort and money.
But how do you know it’s not a liability?
When you look a little deeper, you may be surprised at what you find. The quality of your software may not be quite what you expected, and you may find some interesting comments too…
All of the above are examples of real code comments that we found exposed across the internet.
But how do you know comments like these aren’t buried within your software somewhere?
We’d expect a piece of code to be no more than 10 – 30% comments, as we believe that good quality code doesn’t require commentary; it should be obvious to other developers what it means so that your code is fully habitable. However, we have seen code with over 50% comments in the past!
If you’d like to find out exactly what is lurking in your project’s code, we provide an Illumination Service to help you better understand whether your software is in fact an asset or a liability.
We analyse different elements of your code, such as test coverage, habitability, complexity and scalability, and provide you with a report of these findings. In the report, you will also be given a list of recommendations for your next steps!