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Understanding Why Peer Review Isn’t Just About The Code

You've likely heard about the mess at, and probably know that the website had both functional bugs (mostly from systems that couldn't integrate) as well as performance bugs at go-live. There were other, deeper bugs you might not have read about. For … [Read more...]

Improving Embedded Software Quality with Peer Code Review

Last week the SmartBear development team spent time at the Embedded Systems Conference here in Boston.  Even though it’s been a few years since we've attended this conference, our team walked away with some major observations about the embedded software space and peer code … [Read more...]

Intel Services and SmartBear Collaborate to Help Developers Make ‘Stuff That Works’

Written by Harneet Singh, Product Management for Developer Tools at Intel Mashery Today, we are pleased to announce that Intel® Mashery™ I/O Docs is coming to SmartBear!  Available as a plugin, you can now import your Mashery I/O Docs definitions into Ready! API, enabling … [Read more...]

D-Factor: How Strong is your Data Contract?

REST APIs, and APIs in general, converse in structured data.  APIs will vary in the degree and type of structure, the format, and the intended use.  But they also vary greatly in how the expectations around that data are specified. As a client developer, I need to know … [Read more...]

ISO 29119 Debate – A Historical Perspective Part 1

Standardization has been a source of considerable tension between individual, corporate and governing entities since the dawn of industry. The imposition of commercial and industrial standards first started to take off during the Industrial Revolution. In one of the earliest … [Read more...]

Code Review: Empowering Collaboration Across Time Zones

I recently had the opportunity to visit one of our Collaborator customers – one of the largest and most respected insurance providers in the country. The main point of discussion was about the integration of Collaborator and Rational Team Concert. However, one thing I … [Read more...]

Manage the Magnitude – And Other Developer Lessons from Slide Rules

Slide rules aren’t just old-fashioned computing devices. They’re useful tools for getting work done – and can help us calibrate our goals, too. How much building material do we need? Should we mix up 25 bags of cement, 250, or 2,500? That’s the sort of question that … [Read more...]

Up Your Game with Code Review

Most development managers innately understand that code review is an indispensable strategy to improve software quality. What many managers don’t know is that time invested in the up-front process of code review not only saves time later, but also helps managers position … [Read more...]

Gerrit-Style Code Review with Collaborator

Collaborator has a rich Git integration and you can use Collaborator to review files stored in Git in a variety of different ways.  Our philosophy has always been that we adapt to your workflow, not the other way around.  Some people like Gerrit’s more restricted workflow. … [Read more...]

What Good are Terabytes? Because Data Sets are Not Information.

We keep on amassing more and more data. And we're told frequently about the uses to which this data can be put. But data is not information and information is hard to glean from terabytes of stuff. There are, however, needles in those haystacks. At the same time, some … [Read more...]