The CodeStream Blog

CodeStream 8.3 - GitLab & Bitbucket Authentication Simplifies Workflow
August 3, 2020

GitLab and Bitbucket users can now get right to work when signing into CodeStream. CodeStream 8.3 allows you to authenticate with either of those services in lieu of entering your email and new password. Just select "Sign Up with GitLab" or "Sign Up with Bitbucket" during signup.

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CodeStream Integration with Jira Streamlines Developer Workflow
July 28, 2020

CodeStream brings the power of your issue tracker or project management tool into your favorite IDE, such as Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ IDEA, or PyCharm. It includes a bidirectional integration with most popular issue trackers such as Jira, GitHub Issues, Trello and Asana, allowing you to grab a ticket, advance its status, create a branch and let your team see what you are working on, all with two clicks.

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CodeStream 8.2 - In-IDE code reviews for Visual Studio
July 21, 2020

In addition to our support for Visual Studio Code and the JetBrains family of editors, CodeStream’s in-IDE code reviews are now available for Visual Studio 2017 or later. This release also includes performance improvements that make the CodeStream integration faster and more responsive. We know that many extensions can really bog down your Visual Studio experience so we went out of our way to make sure that the CodeStream extension is as non-invasive as possible with regard to your system resources. 

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How Far Left Can You Shift
July 15, 2020

The impetus behind shifting left has always been to catch problems earlier, before they become painful and expensive to solve. In his article, The Shift Left Principle and DevOps IBM’s Rick Weaver explains how it’s supposed to work, and why it’s important to shift left: “The premise behind ‘Shift Left’ is that we move things that we typically do in later stages earlier. It is human nature, but many people tend to defer particularly tough issues. [...] Ultimately this leads to significant problems when we eventually try to address the issue. The graphic below illustrates what happens. It’s also an indicator that more agile approaches are needed.” 

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C-suite career advice from CodeStream CEO Peter Pezaris on IDG Connect
July 7, 2020

What was the worst piece of business advice that you received? That a "great idea" is all you need to be successful as an entrepreneur. The truth is that a great idea gets you 5% of the way there. The other 95% is execution, manifested by wanting it more and working harder than your competitors.

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CodeStream 8.1 - New Workflow Management tab organizes all your “Tasks”
July 1, 2020

The new “Tasks” tab in the CodeStream navigation gives you quick access to everything on your plate. There you can initiate work on any item and keep the team informed of your progress. Note also that there is a new “+” button on the bottom right of the tab, giving access to the functions that used to be on the global navigation in a faster and more intuitive way. There are three main sections on this tab.

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