Hey Fishes

Can you share some good practices that you follow when joined in a new company and you get a already existing code base to contribute to. How do you go about figuring out the code base? Considering a web dev environment.

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1. Do not crib about process or suggest any improvement in first two weeks. Noone will take those seriously.

2. Take notes of all information shared with you. Ask the team to repeat if you miss anything.

3. Ask how you can test or play with application with real data. Try running the app.

4. Do not look into code for atleast 1 or two week. Try to build your thoughts of how you could have achieved that same app without looking into code. This will help you build confidence in taking architectural decisions later.

5. From third week or when you have built some comfort level start asking difficult questions and based on answer to those start sharing improvement suggestions. At this time your suggestions will make best impact.


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