July 3, 2019
Giving Back Through Code Review
Every June, Google celebrates GoogleServe—a month-long campaign to encourage Googlers to volunteer in their communities. This year, PullRequest worked with the Google.org team to sign up 50 Googlers across 14 offices to provide code review to nonprofit projects, like the Wikimedia Commons Android app and Techtonica’s tech training curriculum for women and non-binary adults.
By Brian Rose
January 8, 2019
Code Reviewer Spotlight: Eli Perelman
A passion for contributing to open source projects is one of the most common traits we see in PullRequest code reviewers. Eli Perelman has dedicated his programming career to helping other developers through open source. Now, as a PullRequest code reviewer, Eli applies his commitment to improving the experience of other developers to reviewing code for other teams.
This Code Reviewer Spotlight is part of an ongoing series of interviews where we ask our top reviewers the following seven questions so you can get to know them. Below, discover how Eli sees being a reviewer as another a way to improve the experiences of other developers.
By Brennan Angel
December 30, 2018
The $85 Billion Cost of Bad Code
A recent study from Stripe and Harris Poll found the average developer spends 42% of their time dealing with technical debt and maintenance issues, of which 3.8 hours are spent just on debugging “bad code,” or poor quality code that’s difficult to maintain. The opportunity cost of bad code comes to $85 billion annually — resources that could otherwise be used to build better software.
By Lyal Avery
December 10, 2018
Code Reviewer Spotlight: James Slater
Completing the demanding readability process showed James’ commitment to improving code quality and mentoring others, and it also highlighted what he liked and disliked about the code review process. Over his engineering career, he found the right balance of positive, constructive guidance, and now provides code review as a service with PullRequest.
By Brennan Angel
December 4, 2018