How Toxic is Your Code?

, Nov 21, 2008

Erik Doernenburg:

Now, as a developer, how do you help managers and business people understand the internal quality of code? They generally want a bit more than “it’s horrible” before they prioritise cleaning up the code over implementing new features that directly deliver business value. Or even: how do you figure out for yourself how bad some code actually is in relation to some other code?

Nice visualization of problems in a Java codebase. Given that I'm currently involved in assessing a 15000 line Rails codebase, I wonder whether something similar exists for Ruby?

On November 22, 2008 3:10 PM, me said:

The only similar thing I’m aware of is See for an introduction. Cave at: haven’t used this tools so cannot comment on its qualities.