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Discussion on: Can we automate code-review? Yes we can

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Michiel Hendriks

Static code analysis (e.g. sonarqube, checkstyle, spotbugs, PVS Studio, linters, ...) is not the same as code review. If it is, then you are doing code review wrong.
In a code review you review if the code does what it is mean to do, in a proper way. Unless you have a formal specifications and model checkers it is not something you can automate. That's why we still do it by hand (besides the fact that you also learn by reading code).