Adam Tornhill is an author including of the best selling book, “Your Code as a Crime Scene” as well as multiple other technical books. Adam is a speaker on the international conference circuit.
He is also a programmer with an interesting academic background, holding degrees in engineering and in psychology. He's the founder and CTO of CodeScene where he designs tools for code analysis.
In this Engineering Room episode, Dave Farley and Adam explore working with and prioritising technical debt, how to identify the most important code to fix, "Red Code", developer productivity, as well as lots of other topics that help us to work effectively in large, complex and legacy codebases.
00:00:00 Intro 00:01:09 Code as a Crime Scene 00:03:29 Inspiration: Geographical Offender Profiling 00:04:51 Visualising Risky Code 00:06:42 You Don’t Need to Fix it all! 00:07:56 What Can we Learn? 00:11:00 Red Code 00:15:33 “Quality Code” Means “Easy to Change” 00:18:54 Making Code Quality Relevant to the Business 00:20:30 The CodeScene Tool 00:21:22 “Speed vs Quality” is a Myth! 00:25:04 How Psychology Helps - Visualisation 00:27:40 Where & What are the Problems, & What to Do About Them & In What Order? 00:29:04 Lehman’s Law & Prioritising Tech Debt. 00:31:37 Cost vs Benefit for Tackling Tech Debt 00…
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guLKNxZoC5A&list=WL&index=37
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