Code Review is an integral process of software development that helps identify bugs and defects before the testing phase. Code review is often overlooked as an ongoing practice during the development phase, but countless studies show it’s the most effective quality assurance strategy. As stated by Jeff Atwood, peer code reviews are the single biggest thing you can do to improve your code. Not only do code reviews improve the quality of your code, but they are also one of the best ways for developers to learn from one another.
Regardless if it is your first or 500th time doing a code review, there are always specific questions that you need answered or it’s a chance for you to learn from a more senior developer. Instead of searching through Google for a checklist or a guide, we’ve decided to create a guide for you!
Collaborator, a peer code review tool, has set out to make the code review process efficient and more effective, with these 12 simple steps.