Code Analysis with Dan Silivestru and Gord Tanner



“JavaScript as a language is evolving year over year with new implementations and new language features, and we need to make sure we stay on top of those.”

Code analysis tools can help a developer understand code. One tool for code analysis is bitHound, which provides code and dependency analysis for NodeJS applications. On today’s episode, we discuss how to use a code analysis tool–and we also talk about how to build one, by breaking down the distributed architecture of bitHound’s backend.


  • What is code analysis?
  • Why does JavaScript need specific attention with regards to quality of code?
  • Why is dependency analysis so important in Node applications?
  • What are the challenges associated with building bitHound?
  • Can you describe how you designed your master-slave architecture?
  • Do you plan to expand your product to other languages besides JavaScript?
  • What are your thoughts on the build vs buy debate?


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