How did you discover CodeScene?
It is a long story, actually. I first started using the tool in 2014
when there was an open source version, and before it became the
CodeScene we know today. Since this was in the early start for the
tool I had a lot of contact with Adam Tornhill, CTO and founder of
CodeScene, discussing the possibilities of adding more features and
improving the tool. Since the start I have used CodeScene continuously
to match quality assurance and process object absorption rates.
In your own words, describe the problem with technical debt.
I do not find technical debt to be a problem in and of itself,
however technical risk is a real problem. In the context of CodeScene
the software helps me to identify technical risks while prioritizing
in what order actions are needed to mitigate it. Oftentimes technical
debt and technical risks are correlating. For example, we conducted a
detailed analysis of our bugs and tried to trace them back to
code.What we found was that there was a direct correlation between
different code bugs and risks in 2019 and have used this functionality
since then with great results.
How do you think programming will evolve in the coming years?
Hard to say, really. But over a long time the guiding principle of
most software projects has been more or less a waterfall model where
coding was a linear ordal. In today’s world, however, development
tries to be more agile and in the best cases more focused on certain
components of the code stack. On a more general level I think that
some programming languages need to change. For example Python. It can
too easily produce sloppy software products which should be contrary
to the community’s general need. Of course, any language is only as
good as the programmers who use it.
Peter Caron, Software Development at HelloFresh SE in Berlin
What are the biggest trends in terms of SaaS in the coming years?
A quite tricky question, but as I see it this goes through phases.
For the past couple of years, everyone has been talking about cloud
and microservices, but in some cases these are hard to accomplish
depending on the requirements. It is not always clear why cloud should
be better off the bat, but I am pretty sure that the traditional on
premise solutions will be more seldom used.
What are the biggest benefits for companies using CodeScene in your
I use CodeScene from many perspectives. Generally speaking the
ability to be able to find trends in the code base and take fast
action based on the prioritisation is something that really empowers
companies who are aware of the importance of keeping high code
quality. CodeScene also allows the users to work in a more focused way
in both development and refactoring. Instead of working on a general
level with code, developers can work directly with the weaknesses in
the specific parts of the code, saving both time and increasing
efficiency. A function I see as important is looking at what resources
are available and distributing them to where needed in the projects.
Working with CodeScene prioritizing the efforts of the development
team is much easier and with predictive refactoring and in pull
requests the developers can get instant feedback. In fact, one
weakness with CodeScene as a product is that it is so potent and can
do so much that it is hard to communicate to people who do not know
about it just how useful it can be. But the biggest benefit of all I’d
say is that there is a lot of money to save by using CodeScene to
decrease excess rework developing code.
How would you say CodeScene stands out to the competition?
First of all, I do not really see that CodeScene has competition
right now. Sure, there are many tools that give you static analyzes,
but it is not the same thing. Point in time data does not say that
much, for it to be relevant you need real time data and CodeScene does
just that among other things. We use for example the prioritization
functionality to focus our work the best way possible meaning that we
save quite a bit of time and money by decreasing excess rework.
ABOUT PETER CARON
Peter is a senior and executive level operations and development
leader with more than 20 years of expertise in development,
operations and leading digital transformations. With experience in
many domains and businesses, Peter leads digital transformation
efforts as part of operations, CI/CD, quality assurance, release
automation, and DevOps/SRE groups.
Benefits of using CodeScene:
Ability to find trends in the code base and take fast action
based on the prioritisation
Users can work in a more focused way in both development and
Prioritizing the efforts of the development team is much
Developers get instant feedback in pull requests
Developers can work directly with the weaknesses in the specific
parts of the code, saving time and increasing efficiency
Time and money saved by decreasing excess rework.
If you’re interested in learning more about CodeScene, please reach
out to email@example.com
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