The Truth About Code Review

By  on  

Code review is an essential practice for organizations that cater to large amounts of traffic and want to ensure maintainability throughout a team of developers.  Of course that doesn't mean that every developer on the team thinks and codes the same way, so code review (in many cases) is in place to ensure that the code has no loose ends or security holes.  If there was ever an accurate illustration of code review, this would be it:

Code Review

No one is ever completely satisfied with each piece, but as long as there's nothing insecure or dysfunctional, it's usually best to let it pass.

Image source: http://commadot.com/

Recent Features

  • By
    CSS @supports

    Feature detection via JavaScript is a client side best practice and for all the right reasons, but unfortunately that same functionality hasn't been available within CSS.  What we end up doing is repeating the same properties multiple times with each browser prefix.  Yuck.  Another thing we...

  • By
    Vibration API

    Many of the new APIs provided to us by browser vendors are more targeted toward the mobile user than the desktop user.  One of those simple APIs the Vibration API.  The Vibration API allows developers to direct the device, using JavaScript, to vibrate in...

Incredible Demos

  • By
    Telephone Link Protocol

    We've always been able to create links with protocols other than the usual HTTP, like mailto, skype, irc ,and more;  they're an excellent convenience to visitors.  With mobile phone browsers having become infinitely more usable, we can now extend that convenience to phone numbers: The tel...

  • By
    Chris Coyier: Some Amazing Work on CodePen III

    I'm back! David asked me to rope up some of my favorite stuff on CodePen again, which I both love doing, and wince at the thought of having to pick so few favorites. I like a ton of stuff on...

Discussion

  1. So true!! lol

    • Stephen

      I would add comprehensible/maintanable to the requirement to let it pass.

  2. LOL. This is incredibly funny, and incredibly true!

  3. Loilo

    I actually like this version more. :-)
    http://www.osnews.com/images/comics/wtfm.jpg

  4. Heh, good stuff!

  5. LOL i saw this for the first time on the book http://www.amazon.com/Clean-Code-Handbook-Software-Craftsmanship/dp/0132350882. I was reading in the beach and start laughing by my self. Weird!

Wrap your code in <pre class="{language}"></pre> tags, link to a GitHub gist, JSFiddle fiddle, or CodePen pen to embed!