Announcing CodeReviewer – A Brand New Code Review Tool

Today, we are excited to be launching CodeReviewer (free) and CodeReviewer Pro, making the award-winning code review technology of Collaborator available to smaller companies and development teams. In the months leading up to the launch of these new tools, SmartBear … [Read more...]

Open Source Software Helped Obama Win the 2012 Election Campaign

One reason Obama won the 2012 presidential election was his staff’s use of open source. Harper Reed, CTO of Obama for America, tells all. If you were to list all the reasons why Obama beat Romney in the 2012 presidential race, chances are DevOps, the cloud, and … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Determine a New Programming Language is a Turkey

People invent new programming languages all of the time. Some languages look terrible from the outset and you know to avoid them. Quite a few languages look like good (or at least usable) ideas but don’t work out later — often after you invested a lot of time in them. Only a … [Read more...]

Secure Development Lifecycles Edging Further Into the Market

Secure development lifecycles sound good: processes to ensure that developers create software more securely from the start. But doing so does increase the cost of the software and the time to complete development projects. Let’s catch up on its progress: Who’s using it, and … [Read more...]

All About HTML5 < canvas >

You’ve read plenty about HTML5 <audio> and HTML5 <video>. But there’s a third media option to explore: HTML <canvas>. Molly Holzschlag explains what it does, and what developers and designers should watch out for. While much ado has been made about HTML5 … [Read more...]

Gelsinger and Meyer: Two CPU Designers Who Changed the World

Two chip designers and engineers, more than any others, have made an impact on the PC world. And neither of them is named Moore.  If quotation frequency was a measurement of significance, Gordon Moore definitely would be the most important semiconductor engineer in … [Read more...]

13 Things People Hate about Your Open Source Docs

Most open source developers like to think about the quality of the software they build, but the quality of the documentation is often forgotten. Nobody talks about how great a project’s docs are, and yet documentation has a direct impact on your project’s success. Without … [Read more...]

The Value of Continuous Integration at SmartBear

At SmartBear-Austin, we develop CodeCollaborator, CodeReviewer and PeerReview Complete. We’re often asked about our own internal development process - how we use continuous integration, how we integrate CodeCollaborator into our own processes as we develop, etc. For us, … [Read more...]

Leveraging Open Source Experience in Your Job Hunt

Working in open source brings many kinds of rewards. Open source participation helps get the software created that you need, and it brings a sense of accomplishment to help others with the work you do. If you’ve been involved in an open source community, you probably also … [Read more...]

15 Code Editors For the iPad – For Free or Very Cheap

Can you leave your notebook computer at home and still code on the road? Absolutely. We compare more than a dozen iPad text editors for general programming and HTML web development. Can developers write code on an iPad, as an alternative to using their desktop or … [Read more...]