Summit 2014: Code Review - Just Do It! / Avi Etzioni
Creating quality-software is fundamental for building quality-products. And yet we find ourselves struggle with code that is hard to maintain and extend, a code that is unreadable, code-duplications and other code-smells. We embrace the phrase “If it works - don’t touch it” while we let our code-base become more and more patched.
In this talk I will try to explain the importance of the code-review process in an agile environment. I will explain how it improves the code-quality and how it helps in increasing productivity. I will talk about the importance of code-review as a knowledge-sharing tool and its advantages for both the individual team-members and the organization. I will also demystify some of the misconceptions about code review and explain how to start and how to make it right.