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Eurucamp 2015: Deep Diving: How to Explore a new Codebase

by Christophe Philemotte

Published August 1, 2015 in Programming

As a developer, diving in a new code base is not uncommon: you’ve just been hired, you change projects, you want to help an open source project, the open source library your project depends on is buggy, etc. It’s like swimming through a underwater cave, you don’t know what treasures or monsters you’ll find, if the path is treacherous, or if it’s a true labyrinth where you’ll get lost. However, if you plan your visit, you can prepare, equip yourself, and survive to find the gem you’re looking for…

code snippet to trace the whole call graph from a piece of code https://gist.github.com/toch/82fd93ca449500d21f00