Improve your developer workflow with Monocle

Posted on January 5, 2022

In this post I present how Monocle has improved my developer workflow.

I am working with multiple review systems (4 Gerrits, 2 GitLab, Pagure and GitHub), and managing my time to do effective code reviews is complicated.

§ Mail inbox

My inbox looks like this:

As you can see, it is quite overwhelming. In particular:

I have found that using the mail inbox to manage review is impractical. Let’s see how Monocle has helped improve my workflow:

§ Monocle board

My review board looks like this:

As you can see, it is much more tidy. Using the search query language, I can easily narrow down the list of changes that need my attention.

§ My workflow

I use the board once or twice a day, usually after breakfast and lunch. My goal is to empty the To review category:

This is a net improvement, Monocle lets me do more effective reviews in less time.