Taking over someone else's codebase

Taking over someone else's codebase

Android has now been around for quite a while and it's becoming rare to have the chance of writing a new app from scratch in a professional environment. In this talk we'll have a look at problems that may arise while taking on someone else's codebase, what can be done to have an impact from day one and avoid the usual "I don't understand this code" frustration. This talk will include both technical bits as well as more generic advice regarding communicating empathically with other developers and making incremental changes leading to a codebase we feel comfortable and happy with.

Talk given at Berlindroid March 25th


Florian Mierzejewski

March 25, 2020