This is the second in a series about writing a code review that’s a lot more effective than the first time around.
In this post, I’ll cover two of my favorite techniques for writing code reviews: using an automation tool and code reviews as a trigger to help you get started.
Automation to the rescue!
Let’s talk code reviews in a big way!
Before you dive into writing your code reviews, there are some things you should understand about how Google reviews code.
For one thing, it’s actually the same tool Google uses to help them find bugs.
If you’re a developer, it makes sense to be familiar with the tools they use to help find bugs, since it’s often a common issue to have code reviews that help find a problem.
(If you’re not, you should probably start with the Code Reviewer, which is my go-to tool for code reviews.)
In a similar vein, it might make sense to know what Google’s code review process looks like.
If your code review involves a bunch of comments, a bunch and a bunch more comments, it will probably take a long time to get through them all.
The problem is, Google doesn’t allow developers to comment code reviews.
If it’s a code-review, then you have to have a Google account to comment.
Google’s process for reviewing code is quite different from that of developers.
Developers get an automatic “review” button on the top right of the screen.
This button tells Google what type of code review you’ve made.
If there are comments, they’re not shown here, but if there are no comments, the button will show a warning message and a red check mark.
Developers can comment code and it will automatically appear in the review.
The only time a developer can comment a review is if they’re editing the code or have a request.
If the code review is already done, you won’t see any comments.
If not, the developer will see a blue “done” button in the top-right corner of the code and they’ll have to click that to finish the review, or they won’t get the review!
If there is no code review, then the user can press a button in their browser to review the code.
That button will give them the option to review code, and you can choose to save it or share it with a friend or colleague.
(When I’m reviewing code, I also get to hear from my teammates about the code.)
Once you make the decision to save or share the review or not, it’ll take Google about two minutes to show up and let you know.
Google also has a “comment” button next to the review button.
You can comment on code reviews and you’ll be prompted to do so.
Once you click on the comment button, you’ll get an inbox of comments that Google will highlight in the code reviews section of the Google+ app.
These comments are a way for Google to let you tell the world how great you are.
If someone has a great review, you can let them know by writing an in-app comment in the comments section of a review.
If a developer doesn’t like your code, you might be able to reach out to them directly through the Google app.
If that doesn’t work, then Google has tools that let you contact them directly, so if they don’t respond to your email, you could do so through Google’s contact form.
When you’ve done your code code review and your comments are being shown, it can be tempting to just leave the comments alone and focus on writing the code yourself.
It’s easy to let code reviews go unnoticed and not make much of a difference.
I’ve had code reviews take a lot longer to get done because of this, and I’ve gotten code reviews done quickly with just one or two comments.
In the case of code reviews involving code comments, you don’t want to let the review take too long.
You need to have an automated tool that can pull code reviews together quickly, so you can be on your way to the code before it even gets to your review queue.
That’s where a lot of the automation tricks you’ll need come in.
In addition to Code Reviewers, there’s another tool Google has made available for developers to use to review their code: the Google Code Checker.
Google has also put out a free version of the Code Checkers for iOS and Android apps.
The Code Check a Code review is a great way to review your code without any human intervention.
You just write down the code you’re reviewing and when you’re finished, Google sends you an email that contains the code for review.
When a code reviewer makes a code change to the app or commits a new feature, the code will automatically be reviewed by Code Check.
The code you write is saved in the same Google account that the code is written.
Google is also working on a free tool for developers that lets you