I want to share my code review experience with the projects that I worked (officially and the ones here in Collaborizm). First and foremost, code review is very critical and can never be neglected. It applies even if a single person or freelancer is working on a project. Building code is not fun (Unless one knows what exactly they are doing :)). Imagine, you are coding a crazy copy paste driven code which nobody understands, then you cannot expect others to code on that project. Code review brings in the below high level benefits like
- Well structuring of code as per the industry or organization standards
- Peer code review helps within the team to understand and can work together as a team.
- Early bug detection
- Lots of code improvements comes after the review. An open minded approach to re-factor code helps the organization to maintain code for the long run.
Freelanced based projects are missing these critical aspects. I would highly recommend each one of you to understand the need for it and take benefit in code review process.
I have seen startup companies rapidly code and deliver things to market with not so secure API’s and things like that can ruin the organization.