Having just finished three App Reviews of Ruby on Rails apps for clients, I thought I would share the benefits of getting your code reviewed by a developer as part of a standard risk management plan. Reviewing your applications for potential risks carries the same level of importance as assessing for other business risks such as fire, flood and theft. You have likely invested heavily in a custom application, and when it is vitally important to your business operations, it is essential that you identify and are actively mitigating any risks. That way your software investment stays in great shape, bringing in returns for years to come.
We treat every app we review as the most important app we have ever dealt with:
At reinteractive, all code changes are reviewed by one or more developers before being released. This is done for every single line of code written. While there is the obvious benefit of having more eyeballs on that piece of code to ensure less bugs slip through the cracks, there are other benefits too!
When you know your teammates will be looking through your code, it helps ensure you are focused on writing clear and concise code. Even if tiny errors in code or patterns slip through the cracks, your teammates can help you catch them before they get deployed and tested, thus helping reduce the number of bugs as well as making sure the code quality remains high. One way you can make it easier for your team to spot edge cases where you have to deviate, is to add comments to highlight why you deviated. It also helps to mention this in the description when making a pull request. That way your teammates don't have to verify if you’ve done the deviation on purpose or if it was a mistake.
If you depend on your Ruby on Rails application to generate more than a few thousand dollars of revenue or service to your customers, getting a regular professional code audit done on your application is vital.
Here at reinteractive, we care deeply about the quality of our code. We have many processes in place to ensure that the code we produce for our clients is of the highest quality, one of which is a mandatory code review. Before any feature makes it into staging, it must be reviewed by at least one, and preferably two, other developers.
To quote Wikipedia, a code review is a systematic examination of source code. It is intended to find mistakes overlooked in the initial development phase, improving the overall quality of software.
reinteractive is Australia’s largest dedicated Ruby on Rails development company. We don’t cut corners and we know what we are doing.
We are an organisation made up of amazing individuals and we take pride in our team. We are 100% remote work enabling us to choose the best talent no matter which part of the country they live in. reinteractive is dedicated to making it a great place for any developer to work.
- AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
- App Design Workshop
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Visual Design
- Web & Mobile App Development
- Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
- OpsCare® Managed Hosting
- CodeCare® Code Maintenance
- Code Inspect Service
- Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
We work hard to find the right digital solution for you. Through our AppWorkshop we work with you to identify opportunities and engage in expert planning for business-critical applications. The aim is to get your application delivered and operating as fast as possible, with the viewpoint of incrementally adding features as the site matures and grows.
App Design Workshop
Developing any software is a significant investment. If the foundations aren’t there before you begin development you can invest more than necessary getting your MVP to market. This workshop is for anyone who needs to innovate their business and requires the ideation of an application or anyone who has an application idea that needs to be mapped out.
User Experience (UX) Design
We help make even the most complicated web and mobile apps easy to navigate and create solutions that engage users, keeping them happy and on your page longer.
Our Visual Designers work with you to create the final look and feel of your website or application, including the strategic implementation of images, colours, fonts and other elements.
Web & Mobile App Development
Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
We have in-depth experience in utilising the Salesforce® API and the Heroku platform that allows us to build custom applications that sync with Salesforce, allowing you to leverage the full power of the Salesforce Cloud.
OpsCare® Managed Hosting
We will protect, monitor and scale your Ruby on Rails website or app 24/7. Hosted on AWS or Heroku. We wear the pagers, so you can concentrate on growing your business.
CodeCare® Code Maintenance
Fixed price ongoing code maintenance for Ruby on Rails applications to handle future updates and tweaks.
An application review is where reinteractive reviews your application code base for security flaws, performance issues, or anything that should be improved.
Code Inspect Service
With over 200 major projects completed by reinteractive, we have a very deep understanding of best practices and ideal scenes in software development, positioning us to deliver a comprehensive report on the quality of any Ruby on Rails based code.
Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
Our expert team have intimate knowledge of the Ruby on Rails framework, making reinteractive a fantastic choice for upgrading your application to the latest version of Rails and Ruby.