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You're being handed someone else's code to manage. What do you most hope for?

Survey period: 25 Apr 2022 to 2 May 2022

You probably want to choose them all, but you can only pick one. Assume the code is in a language and subject area you understand.
Comments and inline documentation to explain what's happening9215.46
Clear, clean, well-written code that's self explanatory28648.07
No critical security issues that will be a nightmare to fix223.70
Unit tests that cover everything important274.54
That it's written using a framework you understand335.55
Documentation: specs, requirements, goals, records of what decisions were made and why9015.13
The phone number of the person who originally wrote the code457.56

GeneralRe: The phone number? Totally useless Pin
Nelek28-Apr-22 2:18
protectorNelek28-Apr-22 2:18 
GeneralRe: The phone number? Totally useless Pin
BryanFazekas29-Apr-22 2:26
BryanFazekas29-Apr-22 2:26 
GeneralAll of the above? Pin
OriginalGriff27-Apr-22 22:39
mvaOriginalGriff27-Apr-22 22:39 
GeneralProject documentation Pin
den2k8827-Apr-22 22:28
professionalden2k8827-Apr-22 22:28 
GeneralRe: Project documentation Pin
willichan29-Apr-22 5:29
professionalwillichan29-Apr-22 5:29 
GeneralI've been in this situation just last month... Pin
Sander Rossel27-Apr-22 22:17
professionalSander Rossel27-Apr-22 22:17 
GeneralRe: I've been in this situation just last month... Pin
Andreas Mertens29-Apr-22 4:43
professionalAndreas Mertens29-Apr-22 4:43 
GeneralRe: I've been in this situation just last month... Pin
Jacquers29-Apr-22 22:33
Jacquers29-Apr-22 22:33 
I recently had to hand over some code. It's not an easy task to transfer knowledge, a lot of things might be obvious to you, but not to someone else. At least there are specs, comments, technical docs for the new devs explaining how to build and publish and we did a walkthrough. Having them set up their dev environment and get it up and running and deploying a new version helped to improve the documentation. Now they just need to get familiar with the projects and codebase.

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