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Code Review - Best Practices

Code review is a great learning and knowledge sharing tool not only for the new members of the team but for the long time company veterans as well. Having a code review process in place dramatically improves the code quality and helps detect bugs in an early stage.
Much of what I wanted to write here has already been captured in this great postform smartbear. However, here are the important bits:
Author:Size matters. Keep it under 400 lines.For bigger change, break down the review in meaningful chunks.Provide a detailed context of the change.I prefer commit message and will recommend to follow similar format from Linux project [link]Provide details of tests performed to verify the change.Review your code before publishing and add annotation to help guide the reviewer.
Reviewer:Take it slow but not longer than 60 minutes.Use checklist of what to look for in code review.Example checklist [link]Read the story and understand the tests.Tone in comment matters.Using tags to communicate helps.…