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The NYS Forum
Web & Accessibility Workgroup Presents:

Code Review for Web Development Projects

April 1, 2016
9:00 am - 10:30 am
(8:30 am Check-In)
Radisson Hotel
205 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12205


Webex available for this event

Presentation Overview

Continuing our theme of looking across the board at best practices for web development and design (last fall's presentations addressed Design Studio, Writing for the Web, Test-Driven Development, and Web Security), our April meeting moves us on to another critical component in this spectrum.

While we may typically think of Code Review in regard to large-scale, enterprise-level Java applications, for instance, it is equally valid for web site and web application projects, regardless of size. This presentation will focus on the guiding principles and application of good Code Review practice in a project. Topics covered, as applied to website and web application development and design, will include:


  • Finding bugs early, when they are still relatively inexpensive to fix.
  • Coding standards compliance. Code review helps to maintain consistent coding style across the agency.
  • Teaching and sharing knowledge. During review, team members gain a better understanding of the code base and learn from each other.
  • Consistent design and implementation. Peer review helps to maintain a level of consistency in software design and implementation.
  • Higher software security. Applications that require a high level of security benefit from targeted security reviews.
  • Team cohesion. Review discussions save team members from isolation and bring them closer to each other.
  • Confidence of stakeholders. You build confidence of stakeholders regarding the technical quality of the execution.

Featured Presenters:

Mukesh Diwan, Architect, GCOM Software Inc. has 15+ years of experience working on Enterprise level projects, including over five years of experience as an Architect/Designer for NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. Mukesh has worked in roles including Application Architect/Designer, Technical Lead and Senior Software Engineer, specialized in object-oriented analysis, design, programming, and management of full life cycle commercial applications. He has extensive experience in design and development of Enterprise Applications using Java/J2EE, EJB, WebServices, SOAP, WSDL, JDBC, JSP, Servlets, JMS, Oracle, DB2, Lotus Domino, JAXP, XML/XSL, JavaScript, HTML. His understanding of programming can cross any language, and be of benefit to all agencies. Mukesh has built code review templates and processes where he has demonstrated the many benefits as well as goals of code review

Who should attend?

  • All NYS and NYC government staff, including any staff directly involved in software development, quality assurance, or project management. This is not just for technical staff!
  • The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable members

Pre-Register by March 30, 2016

  • Pre-Registration is preferred. Seating is limited
  • Walk-in registration will be available, as space allows.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration indicates your intent to attend. If you register and your schedule changes making you UNABLE to attend, please contact us so that we can open the session to other interested participants. Contact Rebecca Buchner at (518) 438-7414.