On The Importance Of Peer Review

If there are enough reviewers, all problems are easy to solve. - Eric S. Raymond Click To Tweet

Peer review is a type of software review in which a work product (document, code, or other) is examined by its author and one or more colleagues, in order to evaluate its technical content and quality.

The purpose of a peer review on our site is to provide a light, short yet professional evaluation of one’s project. A major advantage of this review process is that we implemented a popular voting system. Once a user likes the short description of a Project she/he can immediately vote.

The project that gets the most votes by the 15th December 2019 will be awarded €5000.

Review process
Peer review processes exist across a spectrum of formality. We facilitate “buddy checking” and transparent public commenting with extensive comment thread management enabled.

Feel free to use this template as a conversation/peer-review starter with any developer on Agora:


(erase and or add any relevant expressions)


In my opinion, Your product is _______.

Your project is fun/inspiring/original.
I checked out your code and it is useful/incorrect/perfect.
I think these might be points of improvement.
I suggest 1. 2. 3.
It seems to me that using/substituting etc X with Y is going to give you a better/faster/cheaper result.

Keep up the good work!

“Open source” reviews
In the free/open source community, something like peer review has taken place in the engineering and evaluation of computer software. In this context, the rationale for peer review has its equivalent in Linus’s law, often phrased: “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow”.

In Summary

Peer review on side projects can be both, light, fun and very profitable.

Developers just like you make a great effort day-by-day to solve problems and tasks that matter.

Today you too have a chance to pick out the “Next Big Thing”.

Do not forget! Twitter, Hubspot, Slack, and even GitHub started as Developer side projects!

Let's Make Developers Great Again Discover The Next Big Thing On Agora! Click To Tweet


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