Mitigating the Next Meltdown (and Spectre) with End-to-End Peer Review

Are you familiar with Meltdown? How about Spectre? No, they are not a pair of James Bond movies. They are newly documented hardware vulnerabilities that have left nearly every computer processor made since 1995 exposed. Each flaw was identified by multiple independent … [Read more...]

A Look Back on Code Review in 2017

“Iron Sharpens Iron!” It’s a phrase that my high school English teacher would proclaim before he asked us to review each other’s writing. With the help of Google, I now know that he was making a biblical reference (Proverbs 27:17). The full phrase roughly translates … [Read more...]

Key Takeaways from the 2017 American Aerospace & Defense Summit

Earlier this month, I escaped the blustery New England Winter weather to attend the 2017 American Aerospace & Defense Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was joined there by fellow SmartBears Justin Collier and Tim MacAdams to showcase Collaborator, our premier peer … [Read more...]

Cooking Up Code Reviews: Bitbucket vs. Collaborator

In early September (How is it Halloween already?), I had the pleasure of representing SmartBear Software and our code review tool Collaborator at the Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA. Over those three days, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of passionate developers and … [Read more...]

Find Out What’s New in the Latest Release of Collaborator

We are excited to announce the launch of Collaborator 11.2. To recap quickly, in version 11.1, we strengthened our integration with JIRA, added content archiving, and enabled users to subscribe to reviews based on templates. Additionally, we added support for TFS 2017 and … [Read more...]

Rising Recall Numbers Are Shaking the Medical Device Industry

A scheming financial trading company, a slow-moving government agency, and thousands of dollars and lives on the line. No, this isn’t The Big Short. This is a medical device recall. In 2016, Muddy Water Capital hired MedSec, a cybersecurity penetration tester, to analyze a … [Read more...]

Sewing a Digital Thread Through Your Product Development Process

For some industries, quality management is different. If you are not able to establish sufficient internal governance around your product development process, you are out of the market. If you are a supplier, your customers will move to another Original Equipment … [Read more...]

Racing Towards Self-Driving Software & the Internet of Cars

Fundamental Change on the Horizon How do cars talk to each other today? One driver can honk at another. It’s pretty crude. That is quickly changing though - and, for the most part, that’s a good thing. Cars are becoming complex computers, expected to drive … [Read more...]

How to Assess the Value of a Code Review Culture

In manufacturing, getting to an ROI is pretty cut and dry. What are the cost of the materials, how many products will that yield, and what can we sell it for? Calculating the value of a collaborative culture and a strong peer review practice isn’t quite as intuitive. When … [Read more...]

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...]