Congrats on making it to day 2!
Today’s exercise is short and sweet: grep your codebase for TODO comments.
When you find one, I recommend you do one of the following:
- Is it out of date? Delete it.
- Is it still relevant? Delete it and add it to whatever system you use to track work to be done, like GitHub Issues or Trello or Asana.
- Are you unsure? Do a little research and/or track down the comment’s author and get an answer. Then do 1 or 2 :).
Why do this? Because code is a lousy place to track todos. When a todo lives in your code, it can’t be prioritized or scheduled, and tends to get forgotten.
For extra points, submit a PR that deletes all the TODO comments and include links to the newly-created issue for each one. Should make for an easy review/approval.
Worth noting: spend 20 minutes on this task and then declare victory. Success is showing up and putting in the time, not necessarily deleting every comment. If you can only delete one comment in 20 minutes, you’ve still succeeded for the day (well done!)
Finally, when you’re done, please share how old the oldest TODO comment you found.
Get to it!