Effective Code Review

One of the best talk about the subject that I have seen so far.

This was definitely the best talk I've attended so far this year. Very informative, lots of useful details mixed in with sufficiently high-level insights to be able to apply the lessons to my own work.

We are a small company about to start with structured code-reviews and I think this talk was spot on for us.


There are so many benefits from code review; lower development costs, increased code quality, quick up-skilling and on-boarding of team members. Despite these benefits many teams don’t have code review as part of their process at all. Others don’t get the gains they should from it.

This talk first outlines the business case for code review. It then explores how to make code review effective, specifically looking at:

  • Expectations of what can be achieved with code review.
  • What should be covered by code review (including example code)
  • What should not be covered by code review
  • How to write code that makes code review easy
  • What makes good code review comments
  • What makes good responses to code review comments

Finally to wrap up you'll be shown how to enable a code review with Github. Spoiler alert: It can be done it under 5 mins!

So if you are on a team that isn’t using code review, or isn’t using it effectively then you should be at this talk.

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