Code and Document Review Gets More Seamless with Collaborator 11.1

More intuitive and efficient, Collaborator 11.1 is the latest release from SmartBear Software’s dev collaboration team. As always, we listened to what our users had to say and introduced new features and functionalities to make Collaborator an even more seamless code and … [Read more...]

Agile as a Lawnmower

My son is 14yrs old. I’ve been consistently trying to encourage him to do two things. One, think ahead to the next logical outcome and two, do it right the first time. When he helps with projects around the house, he has a tendency to get it to an “almost complete” state. … [Read more...]

Collaborator – The only code and document review tool that integrates with GitHub, GitLab and Atlassian’s Bitbucket

We are happy to announce the latest release of Collaborator! Our development team has been busy building some great integrations with three of the largest repository management solutions. With this release we enhanced our integrations with GitHub and Bitbucket and added … [Read more...]

How Code Review Has Helped Save 7,514 Lives

I stepped off the train and the first thing that hit me was the smell. It was as if I had walked into a flower shop. I made my way off the platform and started the 0.6 mile walk to the 22-acre facility; it felt like I had stepped back in time. As I strolled along the road I … [Read more...]

The Great Debate: Code Coverage on Legacy Apps

Unit tests are a popular, even indispensable part of modern software development, but they didn’t exist until the 1990’s, and certainly weren’t indispensable until much later. That means a lot of code was written Pre-Unit test era, sometimes called “PU.” Programmers … [Read more...]

A Guide to Developer Collaboration with GitHub

GitHub is a website that wraps a software version control system, “Git”, and allows software developers to host their code online for free (though there are paid models available). If you’re a software developer, you know that Github is a repository for you to store, … [Read more...]

What is Your Best Advice for a Developer to Write Better Code?

Here at SmartBear, we are big believers in the power of collaboration. We build tools, like our code review platform, Collaborator, to help development teams work together more efficiently. One of the things we constantly find when speaking with our developer customers … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Code Review: Pros and Cons of Code Review Methods [Infographic]

So much has changed in the peer code review space through the years. Here at SmartBear, we’ve seen it all. We remember the days of meeting room reviews, based on Fagan methodologies. We've seen these evolve into reviews being done "over the shoulder," as well as reviews … [Read more...]

Collaborator’s New External API

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

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...]