Code reviews can be painful. Software engineers often complain that the review process is slow, delays downstream tasks, and leads to context switching as you navigate back and forth between an open pull request (PR) and your next task. Code reviews can also be full of nitpicking and bikeshedding, making it a poor experience for everyone involved.

To remedy this problem, some engineers have even gone as far as suggesting we get rid of pull requests and code reviews altogether. While that may work for small teams at startups, I don’t think this is the right solution for everyone, especially enterprise-level companies.

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