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Minh Quy
Minh Quy

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Detecting deadcode in your project

Our frontend stack is using react (webpack) and after one year, our codebase becomes quite huge. My company is a startup, you know as startup we might change our flow quite often, it leads to a lot of code are not used anymore and we want to clean them as much as possible. After spending few weeks to research, I found several approaches to attack that problem, therefore, I wrote this blog
https://medium.com/@MQuy90/wtf-is-deadcode-elimination-how-to-do-it-by-yourself-d1e1e26b0ed0

What do you think about those approaches?
What do you use to detect deadcode in your project?

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rhymes

Another option: tests code coverage. It won't tell you about the dead imports but if you look at the code coverage report and a file has a low coverage it's either an untested section or dead code :-)

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agree, that could be one of approaches for deadcode πŸ‘πŸ»

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