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Reviewing Pull Requests

Context: This is excerpted from a Datadog-internal post I wrote on code review best practices. Profiling teams are splitting up OKRs into 2-3 person squads. This experiment is going quite well modulo some pain points around code reviews. As few squads have the luxury of more than one backend or frontend engineer, we need to get better at inter-squad reviews. Also, we’re hiring. Reviewing Pull Requests Reviewers and authors experience an awkward power imbalance with the scales tipped to the reviewer. Reviewing Pull Requests full article

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