Much like a third-party home inspection before the sale of a house, a code review simply allows an unbiased technical team to view the code of an application to determine its overall health and quality. This assessment arms clients with essential information to make the best decision possible for the ongoing development of an existing application or maintenance of a completed application.
Even for clients that have a strong relationship with their development partner, certain business requirements may need a third-party code review or security review. Some of our clients leverage our code review services as they work through M&A activities and plan for future maintenance as well as support needs. Also, to provide assurance to their clients who might be interacting with their application in high-security or heavily regulated environments.
At AppIt Ventures, we believe that the value in any technology lies in how well it achieves a business outcome. When an application falls too radically from the original intention, it mutates from a valuable tool intended to increase revenue and productivity to a high-cost business risk. Poor quality applications can place businesses at risk for high maintainability costs and blocks scalability. As well as expose businesses to harmful attacks because of security gaps. Any custom software project requires thought, planning, resources, as well as a client's current understanding of their application.
Protect your business outcomes
The value of technology manifests in how well it achieves business outcomes. The best technology improves processes, efficiency and streamlines workflows. As well as seamlessly integrating into users’ day-to-day life. The end goal of any application is to increase the bottom line. Either by increasing revenue or reducing cost. Whereas a poorly designed or poorly built application can suck time and resources. It’s important to identify where improvements can be made as quickly as possible. Code reviews provide visibility into areas of opportunity, allowing you to make a fully informed plan for what’s best for your business.
Provides insight to protect your scope, timeline, and budget
In any project, the unknown or unexpected can have drastic impacts on scope, timeline, and budget of a project. These impacts are magnified when modifying an existing application. Because there are simply more variables at play than when building something from scratch. A code review will highlight any issues with an application. Including maintainability issues, security risks, and bugs. Which when discussed in the planning phase of the project, will help reduce the risk of ballooning scope, timeline, and budget during development.
Other Resources for Code Reviews
Learn more about how code reviews are important and what to do if you are unhappy with your current development team.