Making yourself at home in a new codebase
"Welcome! We're so excited to have you 🤗 please excuse the mess." – if a codebase could talk
When we join a new team or start a new project, we have to onboard to the codebase. Diving into code that we're unfamiliar with can be stressful or make us feel like we don't know what we're doing. And the longer the codebase has been around, the more intense those feelings can be. But there are steps we can take to understand new code and start contributing quickly. In this talk, we'll cover how to build our code comprehension skills and how to make our own code welcoming to guests in the future.