Organizations are continuously looking for ways to track, measure, and evaluate developer workflows. Done effectively, this creates the means to improve performance and code quality, reduce time to market and increase profits. But it’s not always easy to measure efficiency. What may first appear to be evidence of a team’s hard work may be an indication of the bigger challenges and inefficiencies of code churn.
What Is Code Churn?
Code churn is a measure or indication of how often a file changes. It typically refers to how often a developer throws out code (such as a function, file, or class) within the first 2-3 weeks of writing.