Re: Here's what I've changed.

James Kanze <>
Tue, 4 Aug 2009 09:28:36 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 4, 2:06 pm, Michael Doubez <> wrote:

On 4 ao=FBt, 11:17, (Pascal J. Bourguignon)


As a junior, I've had to write documentation before code; it
was reviewed and signed by a peer, the manager and the QA
manager. It was not a perfect process and I can't say it
caught a lot of design issue but but I got a lot of value
from it from the design perspective.

How was the review process carried out? I've found good reviews
catch a lot of errors (but the manager and the QA manager are
never part of the review team---that's not their role).

Another thing which helps junior employees a lot is having them
act as part of the review team. They may not catch many errors
(although one never knows---one of the most difficult errors
I've ever seen was found by a "stagiaire" (not sure of the
English word)), but they sure do learn a lot that way. (A good
review process helps at several different levels: it catches
errors, of course, but it also ensures that the code is easily
readable, it teaches less experienced programmers what is
expected, and it helps build a consensus with regards to what is
needed, and creates a community feeling.)

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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