Code Audit Checklist and Sample Report

Find costly issues in your code and identify areas for improvement and optimization. With our guide, you’ll be able to run a Python code audit yourself and learn what you should expect when you hire others to do it.

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Every codebase needs an audit at different stages of its lifecycle.

Are you about to introduce a new product to the market? Have you just inherited a huge chunk of legacy code? Or maybe the investors demand a solid technical check before they decide if your product is worth backing?

In each of these cases, a thorough code audit is the only way to make sure that your product is of good quality, secure, and ready to show to the world.

A code audit helps you determine if your product is:

  • safe and secure,
  • bug-free,
  • maintainable,
  • up to date with the current standards,
  • aligned with coding best practices. 

Without an audit, you’re risking serious consequences: a slowdown of your project due to technical debt, dangerous security issues, and more.

For everyone in need of running a thorough code audit—or at least seeing what a comprehensive one should look like—we prepared a checklist and a sample report from an audit.

It’s over 20 pages of pure knowledge and a perfect point of reference for your future work. 

By the time you’re finished, your Python code will be top-notch. You’ll sleep soundly knowing that no surprises will come back to haunt you.

How will this ebook help you?

  • Tick off the items on your auditing list as you go. You won’t miss any vital steps!
  • Check out our audit example to see what a comprehensive one should look like. Treat is a basis for your own audit.
  • Educate yourself on good practices. Our sample audit is based on a real Python code audit we performed. See our recommendations and find room for improvement in your own code