Modern Software Engineering

W15 Looks GREAT To Me: Getting Past Bare Minimum Code Reviews

05/01/2024

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Adrienne Braganza-Tacke

Senior Developer Advocate

Cisco

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
  • How 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!

You will learn:

  • How to improve as a code reviewer
  • How to improve as a code author
  • Tactics to optimize the code review process for most software development teams