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11 practices for more effective code review


11 practices for more effective code review

Newsletter for Software Engineers and/or Software Developers 36

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This week: 11 practices for effective & efficient code reviews, the 5 flavors of CTOs, bad software architecture is a people problem, the 50 year old engineer.


data on proven practices for better peer code review


11 proven practices for more effective, efficient peer code review

Jason Cohen presents data from a study of more than 6000 programmers and more than 100 companies, to outline the best practices for optimal review efficiency and value.

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framework for CTO role


The five flavors of being a CTO

Matt Tucker proposes a framework for the ill-defined role of CTO role. Most notably, he describes the internal vs. external tensions, along with steps in clarifying the role at your company.


key to great software architecture is great communication


Bad software architecture is a people problem

Kate Matsudaira explains the key to great software architecture—a system developed by lots of different people—is to have great communication, and a culture where people are open and take ownership, even for parts of the system they didn’t write.

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grow old and upwards in software engineering


The 50 year old engineer

Steven Luu, software engineer at Facebook, describes 3 characteristics of software engineering that will never disappear, as a path to grow old andupwards in software engineering.




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Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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