Modern Code Reviews—Survey of Literature and Practice

May 26, 2023

Researchers analyzed 244 primary studies, resulting in five themes. As a result of the 1,300 survey data points, we found that the respondents are positive about research investigating the impact of MCR on product quality and MCR process properties. In contrast, they are negative about human factor– and support systems–related research. In conclusion, these results indicate a misalignment between the state of the art and the themes deemed important by most survey respondents. Researchers should focus on solutions that can improve the state of MCR practice. We provide an MCR research agenda that can potentially increase the impact of MCR research.

  • Deepika Badampudi
  • Michael Unterkalmsteiner
  • Ricardo Britto

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