At his blog, Mozilla's David Humphrey discusses the project's use of mandatory code reviews. "I’ve had people tell me that so-and-so is spending too much time on reviews, implying that if they were writing code instead, they’d be more productive. The thing this misses is how one developer can only write so many patches, but their influence and ability to affect many more is increased through reviews." It is easy to work alone and keep the project small, he says, but reviews are critical for growth. "Code review is humbling, and it’s good to be humbled. Code review is educational, and it’s good to be taught. Code review is public, and it’s good for open source to happen where people can see what’s going on."
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