The cover image above is a really good example of how continuous integration and continuous delivery should work. If you have this process in your software development environment, thumbs up.
However, an important part of this process people do not talk about much is code reviews. It’s essentially a part of the Code stage but usually forgotten by many teams.
Code reviews are usually done by senior software engineers or the whole team. They help detect bugs early, ensure secure and standards-compliant codes are written.
Why I love reviews most is that an application passing automated tests does not necessarily mean the algorithms used are optimal. With reviews, code quality increases dramatically. Even the engineers do a better job, as nobody wants their code rejected for a rework.
More importantly, it means when the code goes into production, users will get the best experience using the application and that is the end goal.