Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Create your own metric system

Ask your questions first

Code metrics should help you answer a specific question about your code, such as, "What mess should I clean up first?" or "Where should I look for bugs?"

Mix common and custom metrics

Widely used code metrics (such as cyclomatic complexity) are easy to get started with. Project-specific code metrics are more tailored to your situation. Use a mixture of both.

Make relative measurements

Don't use code metrics as absolute targets to reach. Instead, use them as relative measures to find trouble spots in your code.