Code Review Like The Mafia?

posted on 08/09/07 at 09:41:41 pm by Joel Ross

Tim Barcz has an interesting post about code reviews and not letting them hurt your feelings. I agree with his sentiment, and since I am (was?) a big Sopranos fan, his analogy to the mob was funny to me.

His point is that in the mob, there are always arguments, but in the end, they never affect a long term friendship - so when a code review is harsh, don't let it affect your overall relationship. It's just business.

What made me chuckle though was the picture. Tony's in there with six other characters. By the end of the show, he'd killed two of them, and would have killed another if Furio hadn't fled back to Italy. Think about that during your next code review!

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