CODEBASE & CONTRIBUTION AUDIT
What Is Codebase & Contribution Audit?
Sonatafy can help your organization get code clarity on legacy applications, define a clear roadmap on your current applications regarding code quality and technical debt, and identify areas of refactoring opportunities. Our Audit solution provides unparalleled insight into your code and development teams so you can make better choices and implement the right solution, faster.
Sonatafy Codebase Audit
Many enterprise-level software applications have grown very large for 5, 10 or 20 plus years. It is common that some of the legacy code is not always following current best practices and organizations find themselves building new code on top of old or outdated code. The “unknowns” of software and understanding engineering teams present technology leaders with a large array of challenges. Our software audits can help with the following situations:
Sonatafy has partnered with an industry-leading code quality and contribution audit platform to quickly and thoroughly analyze complex code repositories to provide comprehensive reports on not only code quality and team contributions, but also dependency and architectural deep-dives so that you can quickly plan and optimize your software engineering efforts.
How We Run The Code Audit
The Sonatafy senior engineering team will work with your development team to connect to code repositories that you allow us to access and from there, the audit will run and analyze all pre-compiled code and documentation. Once the audit has been completed, a comprehensive software audit report is created that will give you architectural and code-level insights, code quality metrics, testing coverage, and areas of technical debt.
The 3 biggest questions for companies that produce software
- How good are our engineers?
- How good is the code they have written?
- Where are the critical opportunities and threats in our codebase?
Sonatafy provides a comprehensive report assessing code quality, developer contributions, and technical debt.
After executing an NDA to protect the client’s code and data, Sonatafy has an easy and straight forward process to leverage the audit and provide clear and actionable reports to help further guide your engineering and executive roadmap.
Code and how it is constructed and acts with other code is the lifeblood of any functional application. With respect to the many coders that may have been involved in the development of your applications, there is an opportunity to score and validate past code, create metrics and best practices, and hold all future code contributions to a high standard. With several tools on the market to analyze static code and search repositories for erroneous syntax or non-performant areas, this can become a complex problem to solve. Where do you start? Do you analyze code in-line in your development IDE, do you perform linting during code reviews, or do you let pull requests go and hope for the best? If you have the tools on hand to manage your codebase and hold your developers accountable, then it should be baked into your development process so no code that is not compliant ever sees the light of day.
Sonatafy works with our customers to help ease that pain by providing an industry-leading code contribution and quality analyzer that looks through all raw code in a repository allowing you to create reports identifying and signaling areas of opportunity, threat, and technical debt. These reports are comprehensive and are generated through ai and pattern-based scoring based on historical data and best practices.
How do you conduct a code audit?
With a non-invasive configuration, our analyzer attaches to your repository via a user that you allow. All code across all repositories is then digested and passed through our engine in a matter of hours. Depending on the size of your codebase the reporting usually takes around 1 to 2 weeks.
What is code audit review?
Our systems look at the health and construction of a codebase for an application or set of applications and services. The audit spiders through a code repository and determines many points of interest. The audit looks for clarity of the code, elegance and convention based on industry or company standards, and the contributors that have worked in the codebase. We also look at the performance and construction of the relationships in the code so that we can determine if those relationships can be strengthened, decoupled, and whether or not they contribute to technical debt.
The review will then rank all of the above in a very comprehensive and executive friends report that can showcase:
- architectural and code-level insights
- developer impact and expertise,
- changes in team behavior
- inventory of development best practices
Step 1: Connect To
The Client’s Code
- Code – full commitment history, language breakdown, code quality, and costs of identified technical debt
- Process – Consistency and cadence of code commits, patterns of development and contributions
- Team – Ranking of code efficacy by all contributors
Once granted read-only access to your code repositories, data fetched is pre-scrubbed to determine and select the specific areas of focus. We then perform a review with the client to review and finalize the plan rollout. Depending on the size of your repositories, our audit can be completed in 2-3 hours.
We can read code from all repositories, but we work faster on modern repositories such as Git, Bitbucket, and Teams Version Control.
Step 2: Compare To Industry Benchmarks
- Each report can be focused on several areas of action such as quality, architectural design, performance and object usage, to overall contribution scoring and identification of technical debt
- Whether looking at Lines of Code, Tests and Code Coverage, and Security issues and concerns, our Audit takes an exhaustive look at your data and scores it accordingly
- Utilizing benchmarks our Audit can clearly draw patterns and parallels to what you have currently and where you need to be.
- We have analyzed many millions of lines of code and have scored them all in order to build a best practices matrix to clearly company and contrast your assets
Step 3: Deliver
Client Audit Results
- Actionable insights on developer contributions and quality
- Technical adoption and language usage
- Technical debt identification and cost-to-fix breakdown
- Real time code quality dashboard
Our Code and Contribution Audit results can typically be delivered within 6 to 10 business days from the time we are able to complete Step 1.
The deliverables include a 30-60-page Code Health Check report that answers the following items:
- Are there major code risks?
- How much will it cost to fix the important technical debt?
- How strong is the Engineering leadership?
- How disciplined are the software development processes?
- Who are the most important developers to retain?