How many lines of code pay day Avg?

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Dec 4, 2018 29 Comments

How many lines of code do you write on par day basis on avg in office? Does not include the leetcode or hobby.

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  • Carta Khua52
    40~100. Delete about 60-200.
    Dec 4, 20180
  • Pinterest darker1
    L3 should be writing 1K +- per week (300 + non test code), L4 about the same or a little more + design/meeting overhead, L5 about 60% of that, L6 40% or lower with much more review loads as you go up the levels.
    Dec 4, 20187
    • New ktFx33
      Really? So I just need to inflate my lines of code to 1000 on that tiny little project. Sweet
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Pinterest darker1
      Or quickly find something more challenging to do (with larger scope)
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Amazon VpYJ78
      Is this a parody? Can't wait to see your list of the best novels based on length
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Google lIlIlllIII
      Good God, please don't start writing more code for the sake of writing more code.
      This is how you end up with a shitty, bloated code base.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Lol 1000 lines. Markdown is not considered code. GitHub should remive those contributions
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Amazon LoanerBadg
      Lines of code mean shit. If you are writing an average 1k + plus loc per week per person, I can guarantee that you are over complicating your systems.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Amazon LEETCODE🙃
      Trying too hard for trolling 1/10 try lesser
      Dec 4, 2018
  • New ktFx33
    This is really not a good question because good coders use fewer lines of code
    Dec 4, 20183
    • Pinterest darker1
      Total capacity is still limited. The question is not about rate of impact, just volume of production.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • New ktFx33
      Once you measure volume of production in lines of code you open doors you wish you would not have
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Pinterest darker1
      Measurement != Incentives
      Dec 4, 2018
  • Medtronic / EngziXa66
    Depends greatly on the type of task I’m working on, new feature is probably 200-400 per day, investigation or bug fix is likely 0-20 lines.
    Dec 4, 20180
  • New ktFx33
    Quantity of code < Quality of code. You should measure in features or bug fixes and have a multiplier of difficulty to measure productivity
    Dec 4, 20182
    • Amazon LoanerBadg
      Actually I would go further and say usually quality is inversely proportional to quantity when it comes to code.
      Well thought out and designed code is terse.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Microsoft AXYDLBAAXR
      Until you go too far and it's obfuscated.
      Dec 8, 2018
  • New Sub Par
    I can’t believe the level of stupidity that ties lines of code to a good developer.
    Dec 4, 20180
  • Microsoft Akd71.36
    0-5 😭
    Dec 4, 20181
    • Microsoft ChillLife
      Can’t change anything in ms without things exploding
      Dec 4, 2018
  • Microsoft ChillLife
    5-10..
    Dec 4, 20180
  • Micro Focus / Eng5’6” Ruski
    Our codebase has about 12k classes and several millions of LOC. Fixing a bug can involve changing 1-50 LOC over the course of many weeks.
    Dec 4, 20185
    • What product?
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Amazon LoanerBadg
      No unit tests?
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Micro Focus / Eng5’6” Ruski
      It’s a security product. And we have some integration tests in place but most people just sanity test before pushing their code 😅
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Amazon LoanerBadg
      Read the book "working with legacy code". Your only way out of that hole is adding unit tests.
      If you just continue what you are doing your system will get worse, you won't get enough experience writing code, so won't grow professionally as fast.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Micro Focus / Eng5’6” Ruski
      Thanks for the recommendation. I actually have that book but found some of the refactoring techniques difficult to implement. Our codebase is so complex that even a one line change can have unexpected consequences, and I’m still a junior dev with a weak mental model of the product as a whole. I’ve been trying to work on open source projects (unsuccessfully so far) and leetcoding to make up for so little coding at work.
      Dec 4, 2018
  • Twitter eoCp41
    -200
    Dec 4, 20180
  • 100+ code
    45- code
    250 lines of test cases (mostly copy paste)
    4 lines of commit
    25 lines of Markdown
    Dec 4, 20180

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