- Seek to understand the context of the change (what, why, and how).
- Seek to understand the author’s perspective.
- Check out the branch and test the changes locally on your own.
- Consider using the Conventional Commenting style to better convey your intent.
- Try to be thorough in your reviews to reduce the number of iterations.
- Ensure the author is clear on what is required from them to do.
- Communicate which ideas you feel strongly about and which you don’t.
- Offer alternative implementations, but assume the author has already considered them (ask questions).
- Look for opportunities to simplify the code and improve its readability.
- If you don’t understand a piece of code, ask for clarification (other people might have the same question).
- It can be helpful to post a summary comment after a round of review comments.