Effective Code Reviews

Code Review Checklist

Overview

Teaching: 10 min
Exercises: 0 min
Questions
  • What should I be looking for when reviewing code?

Objectives
  • Be familiar with what to look for when reviewing code.

Research by the Software Engineering Institute suggests that programmers make 15-20 common mistakes. By adding such mistakes to a checklist, you can make sure that you spot them whenever they occur and help drive them out over time.

The following is an example checklist of questions that can be asked during a code review. This should be considered a starting point for creating a checklist for your team.

Code Review Checklist

General

Performance

Security

Documentation

Testing

Key Points