Tag: company culture

Preparing for Code Reviews

Even the concept of a code review can make developers cringe. It’s difficult to have someone else scrutinize something you’ve worked so hard on especially if it was a difficult task or you are proud of your solution. For the reviewer it requires diligence and attention to detail. In both cases it takes time and can be a pain if the process and goals are not clearly defined.

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Death Marches

Death Marches are typically characterized by heavy turnover, burnout, and timelines that are too aggressive to actually meet. They usually come about though poor management or a disconnect between developers and other departments like sales. Rapid growth may also lead to a death march. Growth of the team or growth of the company if it is a startup.

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