RR 355: Code Reviews with Jacob Stoebel

RR 355: Code Reviews with Jacob Stoebel

March 27, 2018

Show Notes

  • Charles Max Wood
  • Dave Kimura
  • Eric Berry
  • David Richards
Special Guests: Jacob Stoebel
In this episode of Ruby Rogues, the panel discusses code reviews with Jacob Stoebel. Jacob is a Rails and JavaScript developer and works for ePublishing where he does mostly front-end programming. He talks about how he believes that code reviews can be both honest and nice, and that they should inspire the programmer to want to go back and make his/her code better, not tear him/her down. He also gives fours steps to the response process for giving positive and helpful code reviews.
In particular, we dive pretty deep on:
  • Jacob intro
  • Rails and JavaScript
  • Are there other places beside code reviews that we give this kind of feedback?
  • Talking about code reviews is a great ice-breaker at conferences
  • Developing is a creative profession
  • Trust must be present for creativity to flow
  • What led you to this topic?
  • Used to be a high school drama teacher
  • It’s possible to give honest and positive feedback
  • Code reviews CAN be honest and nice
  • Code reviews should be inspiring
  • Code review role play
  • Example if a good code review vs a bad code review
  • Four steps to response process
  • Put the author in the driver’s seat as first
  • The opinion has to be consented
  • Keep the conversation civil and collaborative
  • Rule out passive aggressive comments in the future
  • And much, much more!
Special Guest: Jacob Stoebel.