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Aren't code reviews great?

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Ben Sussman-Collins writes about programmer insecurity and how a lot of programmers dread having others see their code.

Some of the best programmers I’ve worked with are in love with code reviews, and all great writers have editors. (The “linked list” is in no way exhaustive.) Personally, I see reviews as being a great opportunity to learn.

Sussman-Collins also writes about how distributed version control can exacerbate the “isolated genius” problem by shielding ones code from the public eye. This is definitely a big potential drawback of DVCS, but one that’s largely mitigated by a culture of short-lived branches and an easy-to-use public registry of all branches for a project.