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Collaborator’s New API Feature – Part 1

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This is part one of the technical series about Collaborator’s new API feature. Collaborator has a brand new API, and I wanted to see what I could do with it. But what would be useful? What benefit would this have, other than being a learning experience for me? A couple … [Read more...]

How to Grow Agility through Code Review

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It has always interested me to see how different development teams treat code reviews. Some teams see code reviews as crucial to their success while others see them as a barrier to getting things done. Over time, I’ve come to the conclusion that the culture around code … [Read more...]

Quality Matters: The 2014 State Of Code Review {Infographic}

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The results from SmartBear’s 2014 State of Code Review survey highlighted best practices for code review and revealed how the frequency of code reviews and code review tactics impacted overall code quality. The infographic below highlights the importance of improving code … [Read more...]

Collaborator’s New External API

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I’ve been with SmartBear for almost 4 years and we’ve never had an external API that could be used by our customers and partners to integrate with 3rd party tools.  If people wanted to integrate with Collaborator, they had to do so via our command line interface (CLI).  The … [Read more...]

Integrating Collaborator with JIRA

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Many Collaborator customers use JIRA as their bug tracking utility and, as a result, need integrate the two tools. Generally, their workflow dictates that they create JIRA Issues whenever they create reviews in Collaborator. The information found below describes the process … [Read more...]

Code Review Solutions [Infographic]

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Software is create by humans. It's inevitable, then, that it will contain some defects or errors. Rather than putting all of the pressure on the testing teams to investigate and find as many bugs as they can, many developers and development managers reap the benefits of … [Read more...]

Feeding the Flame of the Collaborative Development Revolution

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Agile, open source, the cloud, and DevOps have all led to a world where everyone should be involved in programming. Yes, everyone.  Once upon a time there were users and there were IT and never the twain would meet... except to do battle over tech support lines. Also in a … [Read more...]

Who Should Review My Code?

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Choosing who to include in a review of your code is an important part of the development process. In larger organizations, you may have code review teams consisting of a manager, a security expert, a few more senior developers and a few younger developers. Less formal teams … [Read more...]

Top 10 Software Blunders of the Last Decade

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Anyone who builds software understands that bugs and defects are unavoidable. And while no user will ever be happy about finding bugs in a product, there are certain industries in which even a single bug can have a catastrophic impact on a business or its customers. The … [Read more...]

The Value of Using Checklists During Code Review

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When I joined SmartBear a little over a year ago, a Collaborator customer suggested a new feature: checklists. When I asked for a use case to get a better idea of the ways in which he wanted to use the feature, he sent me a quote from the book the founder of Collaborator … [Read more...]