Code review: how satisfied are the development teams?

Code review remains the biggest influence on improving code quality, with unit testing trailing far behind, a SmartBear survey reveals. With development teams growing larger and remaining remote, a tool-based code review process provides the greatest benefit, as reported by 80% of satisfied respondents.

“As development teams release more frequently than ever, consistent review of code and other artifacts continues to play a critical role in teams’ ability to release quality software, share knowledge, and educate members. of the team,” said Joanna SchlossSVP of Product Marketing at SmartBear.

Some of the report highlights include:

  • 37% of respondents declare a team of more than 10 members, compared to 30% in 2020 and 31% in 2019.
  • 47% of people unhappy with their code review process completely overlook tool-based code review.
  • 43% of respondents deliver every two weeks or sooner.
  • 55% of respondents who are satisfied or very satisfied with their code review process regularly generate metrics reports. 82% of satisfied and very satisfied respondents have clear guidelines for their code review process.

The survey results are based on aggregated responses from software developers, testers, IT/operations professionals, and business leaders from 20 different industries. Participants work in companies with fewer than 25 employees to more than 10,000 and have software teams ranging from less than five to more than 50.

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