What I learned doing code reviews

Recently I started doing something I’ve always wanted to do but never actually got into: code reviews. I have some prior experience with code but not enough to write on an enterprise level. I always feared that my lack of ‘coding standards’ would be a big barrier to break. However, since reviewing code for a month or two it is going better than expected.

This is a story of how I found a new way of providing value.

During this time I mostly learned by looking at the code reviews other team-members were making. Seeing what kind of remarks they gave and applying that in other pull requests (PR) that I would review. In the end the PRs must be approved, which I don’t often do based on just a code review. Luckily the PRs are deployable themselves, and thus testable.

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