[Chicago] Reviewboard

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Fri Sep 26 16:11:13 CEST 2008

Last night at the beer meeting Cosmin and Feihong expounded on
reviewboard for Garret and anyone else who hadn't played around with
it. It was proposed by someone, but I cannot remember who someone was.
I blame my 3/4ths beer and water drenched haze.

So what I'm trying to say... I'm volunteering Cosmin and Feihong to
give a demo of a code review.

in recap of beer night

Garret gushed that someone should study the software developer
behaviors and culture that sprout around tools.

(aside: I tried to point out the inverse -- I saw it while working at
a bitch-slapping and smack-downing mandatory code review place. we saw
home grown tools sprout up to ease the culture. some of them behaving
like reviewboard. so you can see both sides trending towards a similar
culture. and for sure these things are studied. tangentically, you
have cognitive psychologists immersed in a lab to watch the ecology of
it. so, like I was attempting to say after that, you'd probably see
this as a sub discipline of human factors. or maybe industrial design.
or hand waving in pub.

 but it is hard to interject these things into loud pub conversations
so I am bringing it up here).


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