Important Metrics for Measuring Code Health

There are a bunch of different ways to measure code quality. What’re the most important ones for your team to focus on? No matter what language(s) your team is working with or your role on the team, you’ll walk away from this talk with a clear guide of what to pay attention to.


  • Explore the health metaphor
  • Defining the metrics
    • Churn
    • Code Coverage
  • Complexity
  • Tools to collect the metrics
  • Why these metrics?
  • What are good metric values?
  • Using the metrics together
  • Exploring common scenarios

Learning Outcome

An understanding of the meaning of 3 important software metrics (churn, code coverage, and complexity) and how to interpret values in combination.

Target Audience

Developers, Managers, Product Owners



M. Scott Ford

Leading the Corgibytes technical team is Scott, who has been called the “Bob Vila of the internet.” Scott is a polyglot developer who, at last count, is fluent in over twenty programming languages. ...