Learning Gerrit Code Review

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  • Set up Gerrit in a default standalone configuration
  • Understand how to leverage the benefits of code review in your development team
  • Integrate Gerrit with popular LDAP registries such as Active Directory
  • Configure OpenID authentication over the Internet
  • Understand Gerrit project security and how to set up defaults, roles, and permissions

Developing software is now more than ever before a globally distributed activity: agile methodologies that worked well enough with co-located teams now need to be empowered with additional tools such as Gerrit code review to allow the developers to share, discuss, and cooperate in a more social way, even with GitHub.

Learning Gerrit Code Review is a practical guide that provides you with step-by-step instructions for the installation, configuration, and use of Gerrit code review. Using this book speeds up your adoption of Gerrit through the use of a unique, consolidated set of recipes ready to be used for LDAP authentication and to integrate Gerrit with Jenkins and GitHub.

Learning Gerrit Code Review looks at the workflow benefits of code review in an agile development team, breaks it down into simple steps, and puts it into action without any hassle. It will guide you through the installation steps of Gerrit by showing you the most typical setup and configuration schemes used in private networks.

You will also learn how to effectively use Gerrit with GitHub in order to provide the ability to add more consistent code review functionality to the social collaboration tools provided by the GitHub platform. Using the two tools together, you will be able to reuse your existing accounts and integrate your GitHub community into the development lifecycle while keeping in touch with external contributors.

  • Understand the concepts of collective code review using Gerrit through a set of simple examples
  • Integrate code review functionality into Continuous Integration with Jenkins
  • Experiment with the code review lifecycle in real-life scenarios
Page Count 144
Course Length 4 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781783289479
Date Of Publication 1 Sep 2013


Luca Milanesio

Luca Milanesio is the Director and cofounder of GerritForge, the leading Git and Gerrit competence center for the enterprise. His background includes over 20 years of experience in development management, software configuration management, and software development lifecycle in large enterprises worldwide. Just prior to GerritForge LLP, Luca was the Technical Director and Senior Product Executive of the Security and Compliance platform for Electronic Payments at Primeur in Italy and UK. Since starting GerritForge LLP, Luca contributed to the Gerrit community and allowed the introduction of enterprise Code Review workflow in large enterprises worldwide including major telecoms, banks, and industries. Luca Milanesio is the author of Git Patterns and Anti-Patterns, an essential guide for scaling Git to the enterprise with 16 patterns and anti-patterns, including Hybrid SCM, Git champions, blessed repository, per-feature topic branches, and ALM integration.