Do you really code-review? (Or: to pair or not to pair?)

February 10, 2012

There’s no doubt that Code review is an important practice. It has many advantages: · Bugs are likely to be found early · The quality and especially the readability of the code are kept high · Technical knowledge and experience is shared · Domain knowledge is shared In most organizations I encountered, some kind of code-review policy was in place. However, not many of them succeeded in implementing the policy. The main “excuse” is usually pressure, but in my opinion, the problem is deeper than this as I'll explain later. Another practice,...
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