Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Code Reviews

Are code reviews must haves or just time wasters?

Are code reviews must haves or just time wasters?

Continuing the theme on coding standards, guidelines, and best practices, hosts Ed & Thomas break down the topic of code reviews. What is it, who needs them, and should you implement it in your development process? Find out the answers along with other entertaining topics in this great episode.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here. Enjoy!

Running Time: 72 minutes

Talking Points

  1. 00:15 – Random Chit Chat
    • Thomas on Garage Sales
    • Working from home and feeling like a shut in
    • Code Vampire Monkeys and Code Zombies
    • Do you BBS?
  2. 09:45 – More Teched Preparation
  3. 27:35 – Main Topic – Code Reviews in your development shop
    • What is a code review and do we need them?
    • The benefits of peer and architecture reviews
    • Being practical and pragmatic in your process
    • How do technology and development companies do reviews
    • Standards and best practices
  4. 57:09 – Tweets of the Week
    • @ccmehil – finally listening to enterprise geeks is it me or does @ewH sound more southern lately?
    • @skeohan – @ewH Congrats to you AND your wife. I assume there will be much bling distributed this evening.
    • @dhague – @chiprodgers Probably best if you don’t attend – better if you don’t know how the sausages are made http://bit.ly/13L5n2
    • @monkchips – words guaranteed to turn me off: “please retweet”. utterly shite unless you’re going against a sicilian and death is on the line.
    • @qmacro – @se38 “The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from” (Tannenbaum)
    • @thorstenster – Reading about “flowbee” http://www.flowbee.com/ This is meant seriously. LMAO.
    • @blag – Finally dream with TechEd…and ninjas…was a nice dream…many Mentors in there…I know I’m nuts but who cares -;)
    • @blag – @jspath55 Sadly no -:( And I don’t remember the most of it…but maybe we can’t recreate it on Phoenix -;) Going to need a couple of ninjas


2 responses to “Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Code Reviews”

  1. Matt Harding says :

    I’m not sure if you’re teasing the Australian’s or not, but please pronounce Aussie as “Ozzie”!

    BTW – My background with coding standards in large organisation is that you outsource peer reviews (i.e. Expect them to be done for junior developers), but it still pays to do an audit of peer reviews regularly since outsourced support staff aren’t necessarily Senior Developers either. It’s a real problem getting up to date ABAP’ers in a support organisation, which is probably why the session sells out so fast.

    You have my moral support for a world tour to run this course for free. It would pay off for SAP to get coders who actually leverage the power of ABAP!

    See you in Phoenix!


    ps. Something I learnt when hanging out with people from Alabama is that when they say “What’s Up?” it’s actually the same as saying “Hi” (appropriate response is “What’s up?”. It’s funny hearing Thomas always try give Ed an answer to this question…

  2. aussie eghead says :

    firstly I second Matt’s call to pronounce aussie properly 🙂

    Paul Graham from ycombinator fame has a nice essay on the point about coding better at night, which pretty much nails it – http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html

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