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Code Review: Best Practices

by Andrejs Doronins

This course will teach you concrete soft skill tips that you can start using immediately both as a reviewee and a reviewer.

What you'll learn

Code Review is an essential part of the software development process, but it can be counterproductive if done wrong. In this course, Code Review: Best Practices, you'll learn the essential soft skills necessary for Code Reviews. First, you'll explore the Code Review process fundamentals that should be put in place before the first review even happens. Next, you'll discover how to prepare and submit the best possible Pull Request, as well as how to react to review comments. Finally, you'll change hats, become a reviewer, and learn how to provide constructive, positive feedback to improve code quality and get the Pull Request merged as fast as reasonably possible. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the soft skills and knowledge needed to productively participate on code reviews.

Course FAQ

What is code review?

Code review is the practice of having one or many people review someone's written code to help identify any potential mistakes or problems. It's a type of quality assurance that ensures the code is solid.

Why do we need code review?

Code review has proven to streamline the software development process. It improves the quality of the code, encourages more reliable coding techniques, fosters improved documentation of the code, and simplifies QA testing.

What will I learn in this code review best practices course?

You will learn the essential skills necessary for code reviews. Some topics covered include:

  • Why code review exists
  • Vocabulary and acronyms
  • Fundamental processes for code reviews
  • Automating static code analysis
  • Effective pull requests
  • Providig helpful feedback as a reviewer
  • Managing difficult code review situations
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

This course is great for anyone who wants to learn how to prepare their code for review through pull requests, as well as how to conduct a code review themselves. If you're looking to improve the quality of your code, then these code review best practices are for you.

Are there any prerequisites to this course?

Prior to taking this course, it would be most effective if you were familiar with one or several programming languages. If you have coded before and have read others' codes, then you are ready to dive into this code review course.

About the author

With over 10 years of industry experience, Andrejs is a seasoned tester and test automation professional. His capabilities span from hands-on test automation of UI and Web API layers to handling message-driven architectures. Additionally, he has proven experience in guiding and coordinating teams of testers to formulate comprehensive test plans and cases.

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