5 Things Your Team Should Do to Make Pull Requests Less Painful

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In this article we’ll go over some best practices that help ensure good pull requests. Writing good pull requests and having an effective workflow will increase a team’s productivity and minimize frustration. Although a pull request is traditionally considered the final point in the developer workflow, these best practices span the entire development process. We’ll focus on the key points that affect the quality of a pull request.

We’ll cover the importance of good user stories, code testing, code readability, writing good revision control commits, and finally, writing good pull request descriptions.

The importance of good pull requests

Having a culture of writing good pull requests within a team can make a big difference in productivity. If pull requests are small, frequent, and easy to review and test, they will result in pull requests being opened and merged quickly.

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