So, today something sparked my curiosity to know just how large is the codebase I work with at my job ??
And along with that: Is there a way I can measure that?
In retrospect, I've grown with the company... working with teams as they are created to create new parts of the platform and new applications which some are exposed to external users and others remain for internal use only.
I looked for the repos I have worked on so far and found that it was at least 10 different UI repos from our microservice architecture, and that out of those maybe 5 or 6 I pushed code for their groundwork, including the component library we have in there and a starter that we use to spin up new repos.
Nice! Axel 1 - 0 Imposter syndrome
Then I thought: "All right, but they could be real small repos with apps which are not that complex or business logic that is too simple". Spoiler alert: nope, some have really heavy logic stuff that I am actually very proud of, like the migration I worked on last year.
Pretty sure somebody already said that our worst enemy lies within ourselves. 2 points for me 🎉!
Still hard to answer that using cold numbers, but!
I figured if there was a way I could count the Lines Of Code for some of those repos, I would probably feel like I have a better idea and can finally go to bed 😛.
Stack Overflow to the rescue... and I found this answer to determine an approximate of how many lines of code I had.
So, fired up my terminal and on the repos I remembered I worked on I ran:
$ wc -l $(git ls-files | grep 'source/')
Please note that this is specifically grepping (is that a verb?) for the source folder, meaning there are no files in the dependencies listed (npm packages or bower stuff or whatever).
So we have in no particular order (commas added for readability) the following results for a few repos:
31,461 total 17,371 total 29,263 total 168 total 2,827 total 11,178 total 1,501,180 total
Just one more thing...
How would my contribution to those repos look like? Because sure, those could be (or not) large numbers, but how much have I really contributed to that so far? (There is also some good in questioning one self, I'm sure, to keep you real).
I went and checked the contributions per user on said repos and found (not in the same order I listed the previous, so no direct correlation there):
ackzell 120 commits 30,648 ++ 6,652 -- ackzell 162 commits 16,106 ++ 9,009 -- ackzell 13 commits 617 ++ 173 -- ackzell 125 commits 20,977 ++ 9,926 -- ackzell 23 commits 51,816 ++ 48,318 -- ackzell 2 commits 206 ++ 197 -- ackzell 16 commits 959 ++ 750 --
Seems like I've written (and removed) a good chunk of that platform, and I am so very proud of my work.
So next time I am prompted to answer myself "how large is the codebase you are working with?" I will at least have a vague idea 😬)