Are you still performing manual code reviews (we are!)

Sometimes, we’re asked the question, “Can Sonar eliminate manual code reviews?”

And our take is no – Sonar is not meant to replace manual code reviews. No matter how advanced our technology gets – we think that nothing replaces meaningful interactions and conversations between developers about a codebase.

That said, Sonar is certainly expected to help guide Code Reviews, and handle the repetitive/tricky stuff (style and maintainability issues, tricky bugs, and complex vulnerabilities) so that manual code reviews can focus on more important things: like your business logic, the technical debt you might. be accruing, discussing the decisions you’re making for your codebase, etc.

Sonar is a guide and a mentor for Clean Code, but not a replacement for manual code review, and that’s not our goal.

Is your team still performing manual code reviews (we are!)

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“Can Sonar eliminate manual code reviews?”

No but it should be run and give a passing result before one of the submitter’s peers is asked to spend any time looking at the code.

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