Commit Size

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Along with Commit Frequency and Commit Volume, Commit Size is the final basic metric around the number of lines of code a developer creates.  The size of individual commits is one of the biggest contributors to risky code.  Even with a formal code review and unit testing policy, the larger

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Commit Frequency

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How often should you commit? I found this is a question that comes up a lot when talking about how to understand development.  It’s one of the base actions of software development, like clicking save on your Word doc, and, just like your Word doc, people have different behaviors around

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Commit Volume

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The single most talked about developer metric is Lines of Code.  It’s been used since the early days of COBOL, and is still talked about today, though, almost always with a disparaging tone.  It helps to understand a bit of history when talking about this age old metric and why

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Don’t get stuck, get Allstacks

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It’s inevitable. People get behind. As an engineering manager, one of your key jobs is making sure that the development pipeline is flowing smoothly. However, it’s not always easy to see when it’s not. Usually, I find out after a few complaints that “QA is holding up everything”, or “Analytics

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