In most software development projects, code is stored in Git, and code reviews can be easily conducted in a lightweight fashion using GitHub pull requests.
With Appian there is no easy or intuitive way to do this. The only way to review code (that we have found) is to review the object in its totality. For expressions and interfaces you can manually comb through the Version history, pick out the prior definition, and run it through a text diff tool locally, but this is tedious, and doesn't allow collaboration as easily. For process models, it is impossible, which is another reason we try to make our models as small as possible and do everything in SAIL.
Has anyone built a tool for enabling efficient and collaborative code reviews, or is this just generally accepted as a limitation of the Appian product and an impediment to generating high quality code?
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Hi, I am struggling with the same issue now. I am new to Appian. Is there a way to do code reviews in Appian as in tradition development? Has anyone have any comment to share with me?
There is the AQuAMan application on the AppMarket which is designed to conduct Appian "code" reviews. You can define your own object standards and compare a patch (or an entire Application) against these standards.
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