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  • Developers think code reviews are great… what?

    on Jun 1, 10 • by Brendan Harrison • with 5 Comments

    Developers think code reviews are great… what?

    It’s often taken as read that developers think code reviews are just a pain in the behind. Maybe that sentiment is true when a developer’s sitting amongst his/her peers and getting interrogated on the quality of their code, but some of the data from a Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Klocwork seems to contradict that a bit. The survey asked software development professionals a whole bunch of questions related to code reviews (some of which we’ve referenced before) and here are two interesting data points that suggest developers see real benefits from code reviews. So

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  • Code Reviews – Mandatory but Ad-Hoc?

    on Mar 18, 10 • by Brendan Harrison • with 4 Comments

    Code Reviews – Mandatory but Ad-Hoc?

    The importance of code reviews has already been well covered by lots of smart people like Jack Ganssle and Jason Cohen. Recently, the subject has become more important around here, so we want to offer our take. In particular, we’re looking at the best way(s) to incorporate code reviews into an overall software verification strategy and how automated tools (such as static analysis, no shock there) can help unleash the benefits of peer code review. More on that angle another time, first the bigger picture. Klocwork recently commissioned a survey conducted by Forrester research on

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