Webinar: Fortifying a Culture of Collaboration in Highly Regulated Industries with Code and Document Review

Do you work in aerospace, automotive, medical, or another highly regulated industry? If so, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to encourage teams to work together. Ensuring software safety and quality through collaboration is a critical component to maintaining … [Read more...]

Heart Test Laboratories Reduces Code Review and Test Review Timeline by 70%

In 2016, after $15M and eight years of invested time, research and development on Heart Test Laboratory’s product, MyoVista, was completed. Their next challenge: getting the low-cost, accurate screening test that helps asses heart disease to market as fast as … [Read more...]

SmartBear’s Collaborator Increases Efficiency and Output of High Quality Software for Corovan

Corovan, provider of quality moving and storage services to California businesses since 1948, found themselves relying heavily on individual developers for many of their projects. While the developers’ output was exceptional, isolated islands of information and … [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...]

4 Unexpected Benefits of Reviewing Legacy Code

Legacy code is sort of like your house's crawlspace. It tends to be a repository for things that mattered to you in days past or items needed for special occasions. The code sits there, largely unnoticed. Until such time as an odd change or a production bug causes you to … [Read more...]

Is There Value in Having Non-Technical People Do Code Review?

Here’s a thought exercise for you. Should non-technical people participate in code reviews? It’s off the beaten path, but I think it’s an interesting philosophical consideration. We’re entirely used to code review as an exercise by developers and for developers. But is … [Read more...]

How Do You Know When To Touch Legacy Code?

This is part 2 in our series on Legacy Code. You can read part 1 here on the healthy fear of legacy code. Sometimes there are situations in life that seem to create no-win scenarios for you as you innocently go about your business. One that’s probably familiar to … [Read more...]

The Healthy Fear Associated With Legacy Code

The life of a developer would be rainbows and unicorns if all we did was add new code to code bases. Imagine a world without maintenance programming, debugging, and scratching your head while squinting at confusing existing code. It'd be pretty nice, right? Sadly, we … [Read more...]

How Software Issues in Cars Cost Automakers Billions

Code complexity has reached new levels with more than 100 million lines of code in a single automobile.  Due to the massive amount of code that is being introduced to vehicles, understanding the software and its quality has never been more important.  The recent discovery of … [Read more...]

Archive to Zip Functionality Ensures Long Term Data Retention for Code Reviews

We’re excited to announce Collaborator 9.3, the latest release of SmartBear’s peer code & document review tool. Many companies find that it is difficult to provide clear proof that peer code reviews are happening or have happened within their teams.  Often time’s … [Read more...]