Technical support by Airkod

In this article, we will tell you about our company's approach to working with projects created by third-party contractors.

The first contact with a third-party project takes place according to our corporate approach

1. Our team gets ssh access to the project (access to the source code of the project on the server)

2. If, for example, the project code is written in PHP, then the developer launches the PHPStorm software. It is an intelligent editor for PHP, HTML and Javascript code with the ability to analyze code on the fly, prevent errors in the code both in manual mode and by the program itself.

3. Creating a copy of the project on a separate server. This is done in order to eliminate the risk of breaking the main project due to the applied changes in the code. Sometimes applied changes can cause conflicts in the code and this will lead to a partial breakdown of the project's functionality. For example, a developer made changes to the code for the “select quantity of goods” functionality and this change negatively affected the functionality of the shopping cart.

In the copy of the project, you can test the applied changes and write a few lines of code to test the new functionality in conjunction with all parts of the project.

! We will look at the methods of testing code at the Back End and Front End using Jasmine software in the next article.

Sending a query to MySQL from the Front End part to check the health of the database (DB)

Researching the project code.

After the first touch, the developer gets acquainted with the tasks and starts working with the project code.

As a rule, from the moment the first task is set and until the moment when you are ready to start working with the code, it takes 16-20 hours to study the code. This time includes:

- search for the code of that part of the project on the Front End side, with which you need to work at the moment. The developer reviews the html / css code and gains the necessary understanding of the organization of the code at this point. It will take 4-8 hours to study.

- search for the code on the Back End side, with which the Front End is connected according to the task facing the developer.

It will take 8-20 hours to study.

The knowledge gained on the project in the future can be applied to work with other tasks, so further study of the project takes less time.

Implementation of the first task.

After studying the project code, the developer makes an estimate of the time spent on the first task and submits it to the project manager.

! We wrote an article about project management earlier.

The project manager adds a rating to the Trello or Jira board and notifies the customer about it.

 After agreeing on the assessment with the customer, the project manager transfers the task to the "In Progress" section and the developer receives a notification about the need to start this task.

After completing the work, the developer marks the status “Finish” on the board and the project manager transfers the task to the status “Testing”.

After this step, the developer runs the Git tests and gets the result. Read more about Git in the previous article.

If the test was successful and no errors were found in the code, then the task is transferred to the “Finished” status and the code can be applied on the main project without the risk of breaking the project.

If the test results show errors, then the task is moved to the "In progress" status and the developer starts it again. In Airkod's practice, the code passes tests the first time.



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Airkod is always ready to provide a team of developers and project managers for your project.