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    Concerned about the coding practices at my work...

    We work mainly in C++ in the .NET framework. It's a pretty large bit of software (a banking system) which has been quite successful in the last few years so has seen a lot of growth. There's a team of about 25 devoted to the software and there's no object oriented programming used either.

    I've only been there for 2 months, but i'm still concerned about the fact that 90% of my time is spent searching through source code in order to find where given functionality is coded. When I ask people who've been there for years where to find something they usually take a while to think about it too and sometimes till can't tell me where things are coded. i.e. the other day I was trying to find where the APR was calculated, and no one at all could tell me.

    I studied Maths at university and this is my first job so I have no experience with large projects, only small personal projects so I have no idea what the norm is, but I can't help but think that the coding practices used here are outdated.

    Thoughts?

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    So basically you're saying their source code is a mess? Must be a huge project if you can't even find needed functions. I would assume you're searching the code with keywords via an editor? Or are you having trouble even getting your hands on all the source code? One thing I would say to you is that it does sound like you're a new person, not familiar yet with everything - so in that light I would say, give it some time, the first few months will be more orientation than anything else. Thanks for posting as it gives me some insight into how big Banking projects can be, make me appreciate my small projects.


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