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...]

Collaborating at Atlassian Summit 2017

Last week, I traveled out to San Jose with a few of my colleagues at SmartBear Software for the 2017 Atlassian Summit. It was my first time manning a trade show booth and my first time out to Silicon Valley, so I was wide-eyed and reasonably nervous. Having only entered the … [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...]

The 4 Keys to Smarter Document Review

So, let’s say that you are a product manager at a company that builds medical devices and you are about to take on a big project. Your team is developing a new blood glucose meter, targeted primarily towards individuals with Diabetes. Where do you start – and who do you … [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...]

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...]