Purging Technical Debt By Using Static Code Analysis Tools – Webinar Recording
The recording of our March 26 webinar, Purging the Technical Debt By Using Static Code Analysis Tools, with Brian Di Croce, is now available. Subscribe to our community newsletter to receive notifications about future webinars.
With today’s technologies and tools, building software is no longer the complex craft of the past. Anyone with access to a computer can now write code in their favorite programming language or IDE. Furthermore, combining multiple different technologies in the codebase is the norm when designing software.
However, as the complexity of the code increases over time, so does the importance of keeping an eye on the overall quality of the code. But what exactly do we mean when talking about code quality? Which quality attributes should we keep an eye on? How can we automate the process of static code analysis so that we can quickly understand where we stand in terms of quality and technical debt?
In this presentation, we’ll discuss the science and technology related to static code analysis, so that you may use sound metrics to decide how to tackle technical debt. Whether you’re building software alone or collaboratively, this presentation will provide strategies to keep your code quality where it should be so that you may quickly implement features in your application.
- 00:03 – Introduction
- 01:32 – What is technical debt?
- 10:50 – What causes technical debt?
- 16:55 – Side Effects of technical debt
- 18:31 – Tools and Technologies
- 46:13 – Processes
- ReSharper and the ReSharper Command Line Tools
- Rider and the Cognitive Complexity plugin, as well as CodeStream to discuss code
- NDepend and documentation on how it calculates technical debt
- StepSize, similar to CodeStream above
- Brian’s slide deck – Purging Technical Debt by Using Static Code Analysis Tools
About the presenter:
Brian Di Croce
Based in Montreal, Canada, Brian Di Croce currently works as a senior software development engineer for the City of Montreal where he provides technical leadership in various areas of the software lifecycle within multiple teams.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from the École de technologie supérieure and is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer specialized in enterprise application development. His expertise is in designing and delivering software using object-oriented and web technologies. When not programming, he enjoys making time for reading books, listening to podcasts and getting thrown in judo by people much better than him.
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P.S.: Join us Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT or check other timezones) for our free live webinar, NUKE – Designing a build system with IDE support in mind, with Matthias Koch.