ABOUT THE CODE REVIEW

A code quality audit is designed to provide in-depth knowledge on the technical side of existing software projects. The goal of the review is to identify potential risk factors or areas for improvement.

When can you benefit from a code review?

A code review can be useful in a variety of situations.

You may be looking to introduce your product to the market, for example. The code review will be a great way to ensure a smooth launch, giving you confidence that there are no undetected issues in the software.

On the other hand, if you’re inheriting legacy code it is even more important to examine it thoroughly. A code review can show you whether you have a stable base to work from.

As an investor, you may look at a code review as a way of verifying technical due diligence before you decide to back a software product.

Whether you’re developing software with the help of an outsourcing partner or working with an in-house team, the audit can provide valuable insight into the current code and its structure.

What improvements can a code review bring to your software?

Our audit focuses on a number of areas, including:

  • Project structure and readability
  • Security and susceptibility to common vulnerabilities
  • Quality of unit tests and test-coverage
  • Quality of end-to-end test automation
  • Deployment and build processes
  • Adherence to coding standards and best practices
  • Maintainability
  • Scalability and performance
  • Page loading times and basic SEO
  • Comprehensiveness of documentation and in-code comments

What code can we review?

STX Next senior technical staff can provide expertise for projects built in Python (2.X and 3.X), with any of the Python frameworks like Django, Flask, Pyramid and many others. With over 12 years of experience working in Python, you can rest assured your code will be examined by experts.

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To provide full-stack coverage of your code, the audit also includes frontend analysis for any of the common JS frameworks including AngularJS, Angular 2.x/4.x , React, Vue.js, jQuery, Backbone.js, EmberJS, Knockout.js and many more.

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HOW IT WORKS

  1. Research and setup

    Our first step is to learn about the project, reviewing both the technical details and its business objectives. We work closely with you to gather all the information needed to setup the test instance of the project, collect the necessary authorizations and view the source code. 

  2. Analysis

    Keeping in mind the functionality improvements listed above, our specialists review the code using analysis tools to identify possible errors.

  3. Recommendation

    We create a report presenting the results of the analysis and the possible next steps. We highlight possible problems and threats in the report, classified into three categories: critical, significant and minor. Following the report is a set of recommendations and guidelines for further action. Upon presenting the report we also hold a QA session to make sure its contents are clearly understood.

  4. Next Steps

    Finding code issues is only the first step towards solving them. Once you get the report, we may discuss further cooperation in fixing the problems found in the software. You may also schedule a re-audit to examine the status of the code after you implement your own fixes. In either case, we offer our help to understand the issues and their impact, and to resolve them in a decisive manner.

COSTS

We will review your code for free - with some limitations. The limiting factor is the availability of our developers and testers. For this reason, the code review is offered on a 'first come, first served' basis.

 

HOW TO START

Head to our Contact Us page or use the form to get in touch with us. We will set up a quick call to understand your product a little better, after which we will schedule the first steps of your code review.