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Getting Started with Review Board

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  • Install and set up Reviewboard
  • Create a review request with the changes you have introduced
  • Publish or share the review request with the team/reviewer/reviewer groups
  • Integrate your code with code repositories
  • Close the code review request by providing a review comment
  • Understand how to search the user dashboard (limited and full text search)
  • Manage Reviewboard as an administrator
  • Acquire tips and tricks to optimize the usage and performance of Reviewboard

How would you feel if the world's craftiest programmer went through every line of code that you wrote before it appeared on the user's screen? Everyone is not lucky enough to have a person to go through their code! Reviewboard is a powerful web-based code review tool that offers developers an easy way to handle code reviews. It scales well from small projects to large companies and offers a variety of tools to take much of the stress and time out of the code review process.

Based on the philosophy that "Merely using a tool is one thing, using it right is another", Getting Started with Review Board will guide you on a journey to mastering Reviewboard by teaching you how to publish a code review request through the Reviewboard web UI or command line. It will help you become an ace Reviewboard administrator as you'll learn how to manage users, review groups, default reviewers, repositories, and much more.

This practical, example-oriented book covers the code review workflow in detail. It also talks about the various features in Reviewboard which make your life a lot easier as a code author, reviewer, and administrator.

You will start the journey by looking at the different ways of sharing the code changes (diff) with your team which will also cover integration with a repository. Then, you will look at how a code review can be performed and how you can provide your input on the code changes or on the whole diff. You will also look at the user dashboard, which provides an overview of the review requests and user/group activities which the user is a part of. Finally the administration of Reviewboard application and admin dashboard will be explored. You will end the book by learning advanced tips and tricks to get the best out of Reviewboard.

  • Learn how to publish code review requests and analyze code in Review Board
  • Manage Review Board easily across all roles in order to facilitate the whole code review process, thereby improving the code quality
  • Get a detailed walkthrough of Reviewboard features with real-life workflows and screenshots
Page Count 116
Course Length 3 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781783281992
Date Of Publication 21 Feb 2014


Sandeep Rawat

Sandeep Rawat is a passionate DevOps consultant who has extensive knowledge of build and release automation along with skills to manage a secure and scalable cloud infrastructure. He is an expert at streamlining build and release processes, and he has used them to achieve multiple, smooth build and releases per day at one of India's popular e-commerce website, Snapdeal. Currently, he is associated with Mettl, an online assessment solution for testing technical, aptitude, and psychometric skills. He works there as a DevOps consultant.

Sandeep is also an avid blogger. He blogs at http://sandy4blogs.blogspot.in/. In his spare time, he loves to work on various utilities; these can be found on his GitHub profile at https://github.com/sandy724.

His recent technology love is Puppet and Cloud Hosting.