New approaches to application development, coupled with the availability of a plethora of online collaboration tools, are going to change the way IT organizations handle application code reviews.
At the moment, most IT organizations continue to favor in-person code reviews. In a perfect world, this may even be preferable, given the value of face time between developers. But in reality, development teams are distributed around the globe, and all the key stakeholders involved in a given project can’t provide their input in person.
For these reasons, a new study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Klocwork, a provider of source code analysis tools, finds that the code review processes in place in most IT organizations are not keeping pace with the rise of globalization and the advent of agile development processes that result in new code being developed on a more iterative basis.