SOMERVILLE, Mass.--SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, has released the report, “State of Code Quality 2016: Trends & Insights into Dev Collaboration,” designed to establish benchmarks for how organizations are developing and maintaining the quality of software in 2016. The findings presented in the extensive study conducted by SmartBear includes survey respondent insights from 600 software developers, testers, IT/operations professionals and business leaders representing more than 30 different industries.
“It shouldn’t come as a surprise that software quality is a top concern for organizations of all shapes and sizes,” said Justin Collier, Product Owner at SmartBear. “But heavy workloads, time constraints and lack of manpower plague many organizations. Despite the obstacles, however, with the right tools and best practices, teams can successfully and consistently peer review all code – leading to higher quality software in less time and at a reduced cost.”
According to respondents, code review is looked at as the number one way to improve code quality. However, ad-hoc or “over the shoulder” code review is the most commonly used type of code review within organizations with nearly three-quarters of respondents participating in ad-hoc reviews throughout the year. Half of respondents are doing meeting based code review with 37 percent doing it as least once a month. Sixty-three percent are doing tool-based code review with only 23 percent doing it on a daily basis. Aside from code review, unit testing is considered to be the next most critical method for improving code quality.
The report has five sections that cover findings related to perceptions on code quality, approaches to code review, industry trends related to the adoption of code review tools and software development tools, as well as decision making.
This global online survey was conducted during December 2015. Participants in the survey work on software teams ranging from less than five employees up to more than 50 employees, and work for companies ranging from small businesses with less than 25 employees, to enterprise organizations with 10,000 employees or more. This is the third study related to peer code review practices conducted by SmartBear in recent years.
To download the report, visit: https://smartbear.com/resources/ebooks/state-of-code-quality-2016/
About SmartBear Software
As the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear supports more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. With today’s applications deploying on mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) or even embedded computing platforms, the connected nature of these applications through public and private APIs presents a unique set of challenges for developers, testers and operations teams. SmartBear's software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.
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