Pull Request Decomposition
Because reviewing pull requests is hard.
Pull requests can have long and complicated changes, tangling multiple concepts together. However, standard pull request review interfaces often show these changes as a series of diff hunks, shown according to the alphabetical ordering of files that contain the changes. Can this really be the most effective way to present information critical to performing good code reviews? We are investigating decomposing tangled change sets in pull requests to support good code reviews.
I collaborated with Thomas Schweizer on this project.