Five Code Review Antipatterns
tl;dr: (1) Nit-picking (2) inconsistent feedback (3) last-minute design changes (4) ping-pong reviews (5) ghost reviewer.
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Radical Candor: Software Edition
tl;dr: A management style of communication that's "kind and clear, specific and sincere" is applied to both design and code reviews here.
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10 Tips For Reviewing Code You Don't Like
tl;dr: Avoid hyperbolic or bombastic assertions, argument strategies, elitist or demeaning language, and constructs like “obviously” and “why don’t you just…”. Use clear, factual statements supportive language, ask questions, and move things forward.
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Code Reviews at Microsoft
tl;dr: Approx 40% of engineers code review at least one a day at Microsoft. This outlines the process and tools used, which are applicable to orgs of all sizes.
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