Monday, October 17, 2005

Reviewing new code and don't know where to start? Try FindBugs

It can be daunting to know where to start reading when presented with a new source code tree. One idea is to use a bug-checker like Lint or FindBugs to take you to the "hotspots" -- these are good points to start reading the code. It also keeps you awake as you ask yourself, "Why did the bug checker flag this bit of code as a bug?". If the code is obviously correct, at least take the time to understand the logic of the surrounding code, so the trip won't be wasted.

4 Comments:

At 10/18/2005 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jon, you're the one that manages the VictoriaBCBloggers at SuperBlog right? Have you noticed that the feeds haven't been updated for almost 5 days now? Is there something up with it?

 
At 10/18/2005 10:40 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Hi anonymous - Haven't been checking that feed, so I'm glad you let me know. I'll look into it when I have a few mins.

 
At 10/23/2005 1:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... is it me or has superblog disappeared off the face of the earth?

 
At 10/23/2005 9:03 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Noooooooo! SuperBlog, come back!

 

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