Cracking the Code: Mastering Effective Code Reviews

Code reviews are an essential tool to ensure code quality on any team, but they are incredibly difficult to get right and can frequently be painful for both the reviewer and reviewee. In this session, Adrienne Braganza Tacke will discuss ways you may likely be doing code reviews wrong, how to fix those issues and other techniques to make code reviews even better.

👍 Looks GREAT To Me: Getting Past Bare Minimum Code Reviews

Ah code reviews. We need them, but we dread them. We do them, but not well. How do we deal with gigantic PRs? Why can’t we write effective code review comments? How do we make code reviews shorter? Is SSDaaRB (Single Senior Developer as a Reviewer Bottleneck) something we just have to accept? In this talk, I’ll not only answer these questions, but give you actionable advice on how to improve your code review today!

I want to tell you:

  • All the things you’re doing wrong in your code review, both as an author and as a reviewer
  • Suggestions and strategies to fix all those wrong things
  • What we can do to make code reviews WAY better

Let’s change the way we do code reviews. Let’s do better than LGTM 👍 – let’s make the code review processes on our teams great!

Adrienne Tacke is a Filipina software engineer, keynote speaker, published author of the book Coding for Kids: Python, and a LinkedIn Learning instructor who specializes in Cloud Development courses. Perhaps most important, however, is that she spends way too much money on desserts and ungodly amounts of time playing Age of Empires II.

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