Creating Your Code Review Checklist

In any line of work, there are a number of rites of passage by which you can mark your career and feel good about milestones achieved.  Programming is no different. Think back to the first time you were asked to perform a code review.  How exciting! (Though you probably … [Read more...]

The 10 Best Practices For Peer Code Review

Peer code review has proven to be the pinnacle of software quality assurance. Through extensive research, we’ve been able to compile a list of best practices that will ensure you will have a successful peer code review process – whether it is your first code review or your … [Read more...]

Getting That New Tool Past The “Gate Keeper”

You’re part of a software development group, and you’re surrounded by techies like yourself – people that get excited about new ideas, approaches, tools, frameworks, and languages.  But then there’s the guy on your team with the seniority.  Let’s call him Crusty. And he's … [Read more...]

Your Coworkers Bad Code: Having The Hard Conversation (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of our series on Poor Coding in the Work Environment. To Read Part One, Click Here. Last time, I talked about how to prepare for a tough conversation with a coworker about having bad code.  This included understanding what not to say and creating a game plan … [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...]

When Customers Catch the Bugs – Latest Apple iOS 8 Release has Users Angry

In the latest release of iOS 8.3, Apple promised to fix bugs that users have experienced since the iOS 8 release in September, eight months ago. Unfortunately in this latest release, a bug fix doesn’t seem to be in the near future for the collective. It’s become my … [Read more...]

HTML6 & APIs as Natural Friends

As if HTML5 isn't new enough to many web developers, people thinking ahead to HTML6 are including native support for APIs as a first-class citizen to the in-browser application experience. Reported by SDTimes today, this is very exciting news for web application developers … [Read more...]

Delving Into the Microservices Architecture

Although microservice architecture is fairly new, the basic concept behind it is one that will seem familiar to many software professionals. The guiding principles behind microservices include: Using small, single purpose, service-based applications to create a fully … [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...]

The Software Naughty List: Most Hilariously Bad Tech Jokes, Puns and Memes of the Year

The Software Naughty List from SmartBear Inspired by the character “Schmidt” from the popular sitcom, New Girl, we have a fun little tradition around the office at SmartBear headquarters called the  “DB Jar” where participating colleagues can “jar” one another (fine them … [Read more...]