Effective Code Reviews

Effective Code Reviews

Daily code reviews are a characteristic shared by over half (53%) of software development teams according to SmartBear’s 2019 State of Code Review. They find, as one would expect, that more frequent code reviews have a direct correlation to higher-quality code. As their report goes on to say, “There is a compounding effect when you introduce all the benefits of code review into daily behavior. Communication improves, knowledge about the codebase is shared, and fewer bugs make it through development to QA.” However, 55% of software developers are not satisfied with their existing code review process. This warrants taking a look at best practices your team can use to get a higher return on your time with more effective code reviews.

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Make Azure Cloud Migration a Breeze

Make Azure Cloud Migration a Breeze

Want to know the secret for a swifter and less turbulent Azure Cloud Migration? Let me show you how Gitential can help you optimize your software engineering team’s performance to mitigate risks and “in-flight” emergencies with cloud migrations. Migrations can be very complex, involve significant code changes, app modifications, and even a complete refactoring for architectural alignment. To help you reach your destination, we’ve compiled a few tips to assist with your Azure Cloud Migration and post-migration development.

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Analyze your Dev Team's Programming Language Usage

Analyze your Dev Team's Programming Language Usage

Gitential can help through filetype correlation statistics

As an engineer manager, have you ever thought to track which programming languages your developers have been working with over a period of time? How closely aligned are your assessments of project requirements with the actual work and technologies required? Can you track these things? And how accurately? As it turns out, filetype extensions hold the key.

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How to Manage Remote Developers in the

How to Manage Remote Developers in the "New" COVID-19 Normal

Snap! And just like that, COVID-19 has made telecommuting the new (if temporary) norm for software developers - and almost everyone else. For many software developers, telecommuting regularly is not a new concept. But remote work to this extent is still an exception to the rule. Some companies take pride in offering flexible work arrangements and conditions. It’s never been allowed, or mandated, for everyone all at once. Extra attention to a few things can help cut the disruption working from home has on your workflow.

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How can automated testing help balance your time for coding and testing?

How can automated testing help balance your time for coding and testing?

How much time does your software development team spend on manual and automated software testing? Ten percent? Twenty-five? More? A number of recent studies (by Tidelift, The New Stack, Practitest and Tech Republic) indicate nearly 62% of software developers spend less than half of their time coding. That can be attributed to a lot of factors, but software testing is definitely one of the big ones. Clients value solutions to their problems. But is there enough time left for software developers to code and create these solutions, if testing consumes such a large portion of their time? Testing is essential to ensure code quality, but finding the line when you have enough time for both is challenging. This is especially the case when you feel the urge to finish the code as speed is a key success factor in this competitive environment.

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