Important Metrics for Measuring Code Health

There are a bunch of different ways to measure code quality. What’re the most important ones for your team to focus on? No matter what language(s) your team is working with or your role on the team, you’ll walk away from this talk with a clear guide of what to pay attention to.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Explore the health metaphor
  • Defining the metrics
    • Churn
    • Code Coverage
    • Complexity
  • Tools to collect the metrics
  • Why these metrics?
  • What are good metric values?
  • Using the metrics together
  • Exploring common scenarios

Learning Outcome

An understanding of the meaning of 3 important software metrics (churn, code coverage, and complexity) and how to interpret values in combination.

Target Audience

Developers, Managers, Product Owners

Prerequisites for Attendees

A basic familiarity with software development concepts. It's okay to have not written code yourself, but it's helpful if you have the vocabulary to talk about coding concepts with others.


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