“But I don’t know how to make time to do code reviews, I am super busy executing on my own project”. Does that resonate with you? Read on to learn how I put systems in place to break the cycle and make code reviewing a daily habit early on
While I was busy getting stuff done, I often wondered and asked my mentors how I could go that extra mile to create leverageable work.
Similar to writer's block, that authors experience, early on as an engineer I struggled with ‘reviewer block’ i.e. having a hard time providing valuable feedback when reviewing an engineering design. Here are some tricks that I’ve picked up over the years that proved valuable. Build it
Contrary to popular perceptions, I’ve come to realize engineers do not exclusively work on building new products. Engineering sometimes involves designing new systems, but can also entail evolving older legacy systems, scaling products, and maintaining good hygiene by cleaning up unused modules. It’s not only about solving problems