CodeStream builds the knowledge base behind your codebase.
Why we are watching: The company offers a Google Docs-like system of commenting and making suggestions in codebases. This tool allows development teams to share and retain knowledge about their codebase in an intuitive way.
Whenever a developer adds a comment or other information (called a codemark), that knowledge is then shared along with the code it pertains to. This means that any developer working alongside that code at a later date can see that information.
CodeStream's cloud-based service and IDE plugins help dev teams discuss, review, and understand code. Enhance your existing services by connecting them to your source tree, and capture knowledge about your codebase while streamlining existing workflows.
According to the 2018 Stack Overflow developer survey, less than 20% of developers report using internal documentation when trying to address coding issues at work. In fact, some report spending as much as 75% of their time trying to understand the code they inherited, which is often poorly documented
CodeStream is team chat for developers, built directly into your source code editor. For the first time, developers can discuss code where they code. Early reaction to CodeStream has been overwhelmingly positive. During the first public presentation of the product at Developer Week In Oakland CA last month, over 400 companies signed up to try the product.
The rise of Slack and other chat platforms has changed the way employees communicate and digest information. June.ai is doubling down on this trend by transforming all email communication into a chat-like experience to increase employee engagement, while CodeStream is inserting chat capabilities directly into codebases.
New York City, November 19, 2018 — CodeStream, Inc. announced today that it has raised $3.2M in seed capital to develop and market its toolset for software developers. The investment was led by S28 Capital with participation by PJC. Additional investors include Y Combinator, Steve Sordello, Mark Stein and David Carlick.
There are tons of services out there from Slack to Jira that are designed to help developers communicate with one another about code issues, but there is a surprising dearth of tools that have been purpose-built to provide communication capabilities right in the IDE where developers work. CodeStream, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018, aims to fix that.
Adding comments to your code is nothing new. But what if you could @-mention your co-workers and start a thread about a specific part of your code? Meet CodeStream, a Y Combinator-backed startup that wants to do just that.
Discussing code can be difficult which is why it doesn't happen often enough.
Schedule a personal demo with our product team and see how facilitating code discussion can streamline your team's code reviews and improve the quality of your code base.