The top-ten tenets of software quality assurance, part three: the formal review

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The purpose of a review is to uncover defects *before* they become crippling bugs
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The purpose of a review is to uncover defects *before* they become crippling bugs

Formal reviews are often left by the wayside, but without them annoying defects can become crippling bugs, warns Mark Wilson

I've put the formal review at number three in this ten-part series, but this is the most basic and effective quality-control there is. It's crucial to sit down, preferably NOT in a joint or peer review,...

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