Rob Moore


Principal Consultant at Readify

Robert is a Principal Consultant with Readify and specialises in leading and mentoring software teams to deliver business value. He has had a range of experience working with organisations to introduce and/or improve the use of Agile, Lean and continuous delivery approaches and this is an area he is particularly passionate about. While Robert has experience in a range of technologies, he specialises in C#, ASP.NET and Windows Azure.

YOW! West 2014 Perth

Push better software with Pull Requests


Developers who are familiar with open source will likely be aware of pull requests, which were created and popularised by GitHub as a way of providing some automation, visibility and social interaction around merging software changes. What is less talked about is the use of pull requests for commercial/private/proprietary software development, which not only yields the same advantages as with open source development, but also a lot more.

In my experiences so far I’ve found that the single most effective change I have introduced to a software team that has improved the quality of software output is to introduce pull requests. It also has a positive effect on other things like improved collaboration and collective code ownership.

This talk will take a deep-dive into pull requests and explore advantages, gotchas, integrating with a continuous delivery workflow, a range of tips based on my experience so far using them on open source and commercial projects and some tips on how to get started.