Simplification of Coding System:
A code is a generation of one programmer. A single Programmer design and structure the code of any system. So, when your manager asks you to simplify code and lefts everything in your hands, then this simply means use less complicated codes and replace them with simpler codes. In short, you are free to manipulate the codes according to your desire just on one condition that coding is simple.
So, that’s easy for a programmer to tweak codes to simplify them. But, the issues arise when the manager of a big software company asks you to simplify codes. In the big organizations work of numerous contributors depends on the coding system. So, little changes in the codes can affect plenty of contributors. That’s why you can’t simplify codes according to your judgment.
Now, don’t get wired up as we have designed a proper protocol to simplify code in a software company. So, if you follow these steps in chronological order, then you will face no problem in simplifying them.
Conduct a questionnaire
To better understand the code complexity issues of each engineer, you need ask few questions to them. The questions like, “which part of the codebase makes you nervous while modifying?” Or “what part of codebase frustrates you most?” You need to ask this kind of questions to the software engineers. Ask each individual to write down their issues with the coding system and provide a list to every person for better access.
Call a meeting
After receiving the list from each individual call for a general meeting. Where six or seven people should be called to represent their issues. Each list should be discussed in the meeting. The issues such as the name of a specific directory, file, class, method, or block of code to associate with each symptom should be discussed at the meeting. The actual agenda of the meeting is to understand coding problems. The problem may be big, but you need to break the problem into small sections to solve it professionally.
Locate the bug
After analyzing the data received in the meeting you need identify the bug of the codebase. This isn’t any solution, just mere identification of the problem. Here you just get familiar with the bugs.
Prioritize the issue
Now you have to prioritize each problem in the coding and try to solve them according to priority. Yep, this might seems small task, but 90% of the programmers fail to prioritize their issues. This step is very vital. For example, issue A need to be solved before issue B, maybe issue A is small compared to issue B, but solving it before will be more beneficial. So, you have to solve each problem in chronological order for better results.
A delegation of work
Delegate each issue to your teammates. Well, this is a tricky task as every engineer of your team is potential to handle any task. But, still to delegate each issue to a particular person is very crucial. Sometimes, bugs identified doesn’t belong to your team, in that case, you have to assign work to the outside of your team also. So, you have to be very careful in delegating the duty.
Tackle down bugs
As you now have all bugs identified, so next step is to solve them. You have decided the time when bugs will be tackled. Generally, the right thing to do is to make sure that developers regularly fix some of the code quality issues that you filed along with their feature work. So, you have to discuss it with the whole team.