Best way to understand new codebase

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Hi,

 I'm wondering if there are any aids/tools/plugins/something inbuilt that help a newbie easily understand the existing code.

For example,understanding what is going on in badly formatted java classes having huge no of lines, and too many methods etc.

 

Cheers!

Phaneendra

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Hello Phaneendra,

actually many IDEA features are related to navigation in a code and may help to understand the existing code. E.g. you can use 'Go to implementation' to see how a method is implemented, use 'Find Usages' to discover how it's used, 'File Structure' to view top-level members of a java class, etc, see our help for details. If java classes are badly formatted you can use 'Reformat Code' action to reformat them automatically.

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