Software reviews are a well documented and highly effective form of software quality assurance. However, their benefit in terms of staff development and team building is less well documented. This short report describes Code Club, a software review club established by and run by the programmers of the Internet Development (ID) group at the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT). The success of Code Club from a software engineering perspective is remarkable given the diverse backgrounds of the programmers and that they typically work in isolation with typically one programmer per project. From a staff development perspective, Code Club has been outstandingly popular and has transformed the way the ID programming team interacts and develops its expertise. Furthermore, these staff development aspects of the Code Club model are not domain specific and so may reasonably be assumed to have wider applicability outside the specialist domain of software review.
|Translated title of the contribution||Code Club - Software Quality Assurance and Staff Development through Software Review Meetings|
|Publisher||University of Bristol|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|