Using GitHub’s Pull Requests Effectively

GitHub is becoming the one-stop shop for developers looking to work on open-source and private projects. In an effort to improve its foothold within the developer community, the company has recently improved its code review functionality and launched a marketplace for 3rd party developers to integrate with GitHub. This makes it a good time to look at how to make the GitHub experience more amenable to code review.

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Code Review and Quality Assurance

Developers and testers will often be on the same team, but accomplish drastically different tasks. A developer will typically write code, test the code, and document the feature. A tester will verify that the feature conforms to its requirements and find any bugs. Some of these tasks can happen at the same time whilst others can’t.

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