Implementing Effective Code Reviews: How to Build and Maintain Clean Code

  • 2h 33m
  • Giuliana Carullo
  • Apress
  • 2020

The ideal code review process differs from organization to organization, but the needs all boil down to the same foundational factors. A software development team cannot properly grow if its code reviews are not consistent, straightforward, and aspire to hit several company goals at once, such as security, performance, longevity, and more. Implementing Effective Code Reviews is the manual your team has been seeking.

Author Giuliana Carullo uses her expert background to guide you through the basics of building and maintaining clean code, and she is known for distilling complex concepts into entertaining and easy-to-grasp lessons. Healthy code requires incremental improvements, and knowing how to execute this is essential for conducting effective reviews on your team. While complex and fancy code can be interesting to work with, it will not always achieve business goals or solve urgent problems. Good coding practices are at the heart of a high-performing team, and Carullo instills these core values in a simple, straight-forward way in Implementing Effective Code Reviews.

Whether you are a passionate programmer looking to go the extra mile at the office, or an experienced software engineer seeking a guide to how to improve your leadership and code review process, this book covers it all. With each chapter wrapped up in a handy checklist of crucial takeaways, Carullo has created an essential handbook for coders everywhere. There are a lot of myths that dominate the programming landscape, and Implementing Effective Code Reviews grounds the process and gets to the heart of the matter.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how to work with your team to implement effective code reviews
  • Master good programming practices that will build healthy code
  • Discover how you should tackle different complex areas during code review like, security and performance

Who This Book Is For

Passionate programmers willing to go the extra mile to be better at their jobs, new programmers looking to strengthen their programming skills, and experienced software engineers looking for a quick guide on how to review code

About the Author

Giuliana Carullo, CCSK, PSM certified, is a Research Engineering Manager at Tenable. With over 15 years of engineering experience, she has grown her expertise mainly in the networking, security, cloud computing, telecommunications, and Internet of Things (IoT) industries. Through her career, she's has worn many hats, including researcher, engineer, project manager, and engineering manager. Giuliana has been doing research in a number of application fields for over 7 years, 5 of which in the InfoSec area. She dealt with research in a number of application fields, from academia to industrial research, within SMEs (small and mid-size enterprises) and corporations, including Intel and Ericsson. As the author of 15 research papers and several books, Giuliana loves to make even difficult concepts entertaining and easy to grasp.

In this Book

  • The Art of Programming
  • Code Structure
  • Data Structures
  • Design Smells
  • Software Architectures
  • From Scratch
  • Naming and Formatting Conventions
  • Comments
  • Concurrency, Parallelism, and Performances
  • Security
  • Code Reviews