During the active development stage, we write code and test it to ensure its high quality.

After the research and preparation phases, there comes the active development stage. And this is where the coding process begins.

Development phases

How to make the coding process efficient

There are different techniques that can help write code faster and more efficiently. For example, developers can break tasks into smaller pieces, perform systematic testing, and use logging and alerting tools to keep an eye on the development process.

Breaking tasks down

Tackling a big task can be a time-taking and stressful process. However, it’s always possible to break big tasks down into smaller ones. This way, you can complete the work in less time and with better results.

Breaking tasks down

We break big tasks into smaller chunks

During the active development stage, we often break tasks into smaller pieces. We set priorities to decide what should be completed first and then define the scope and deadline of each smaller task. Going piece by piece leaves enough time to review the task and get feedback to make sure the development process is on the right track. Besides, the team remains more productive when dealing with smaller chunks, so they can be done with the work faster.

Running tests

Testing code is critical no matter how experienced and proficient the developer is. It’s good practice to run regular tests throughout the entire coding process and apply test coverage to check the efficiency of testing.

Running tests

Why we run tests

At every step of the development process, the code written by the Mad Devs team undergoes systematic testing. We run tests to detect bugs and errors before the code is deployed to production. Early testing saves money for the client as it prevents hidden problems that may be discovered after the product’s release. We always aim to achieve 100% test coverage to ensure the top quality of the product we deliver.

Logging and alerting

Logging and alerting are important components of successful project implementation. There is a rich selection of tools used to keep track of the project and instantly inform the team about any changes.

Logging and alerting

Logging and alerting tools keep us updated

Mad Devs is a seasoned user of logging and alerting tools. Logging tools allow us to track the development process in detail. Knowing the exact amount of hours spent on different tasks, we can improve project planning and reporting, have better control of the project’s timeline, and provide more accurate estimates. Alerting tools notify us about incidents and errors so that we could fix them without delays. Instant notifications help developers solve problems proactively and prevent downtimes.

Writing code can be tedious, but there are handy methods that can increase the speed and improve the outcome of the coding process. Thus, a task can be completed faster when it’s divided into smaller chunks. Logging and alerting tools can ensure efficient project management. And greater test coverage can result in higher reliability of the code. During the development process, it’s essential to test the product continuously.

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 Emir Sabyrkulov

Emir Sabyrkulov

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