August 10, 2018
Pesky Server Auth Issues We’ve Found
For backend server applications, getting authentication right for your APIs is a critical component for ensuring the security of your service. It’s also one of the most common API security issues we notice.
Almost all popular web frameworks these days have a concept for authentication built-in that you can use to protect your routes and require a user to be logged in to access it.
By Tyler Mann
April 7, 2018
3 Principles to Get Your Pull Request Reviewed Faster
How long does it take you and your team to get a pull request reviewed, accepted, and merged? How long should it take?
In my experience, the turnaround time a pull request takes to get through code review ranged from minutes to days. I’ve even had PRs sit for weeks waiting for code review. There are a few fundamentals I’ve learned that can help you get your code reviewed quickly and improve your pull request turnaround time.
By Tyler Mann
January 9, 2018
3 Ways Code Review Makes Your Dev Team Better
These three benefits of establishing a healthy code review process can help development teams write better code and do it more efficiently:
Improve readability and maintainability
With the exception of solo engineers working on their own projects, most software is a collaboration built by teams of people working together. As development teams grow, oftentimes the developer now assigned to maintaining a feature isn’t the same person who originally wrote it.
Code review is the best opportunity to get feedback on the readability of your code from another engineer. In addition to checking for quality and performant code, a good review process encourages teams to optimize code for readability.