CodeStream 7.4: New Blame Map and integration with VS Code Source Control

David HershDavid Hersh
June 8, 2020

Easier onboarding of your teammates

You signed up, added a teammate or two to kick the tires with, and are off to the collaboration races! Awesome. But what about the rest of the team? You can certainly head over to the Team tab and add them all, but CodeStream now also makes sure that the right people are brought into your discussions… even if they aren’t yet on CodeStream.

When you create a codemark, CodeStream automatically mentions the person that most recently touched that code.

But what if that person isn’t on CodeStream? With the check of a box, you can now send your comment via email.

They can simply reply to the email to have their comment posted to CodeStream, and of course they can install CodeStream to participate from their IDE.

The same thing applies to suggested reviewers for a code review. The suggestions are based on whose code you're touching with your changes, and CodeStream will now suggest developers even if they aren’t yet on your CodeStream team.

Blame Map

By default, when you comment on code, CodeStream mentions (or now offers to email) the author(s) of the code you are commenting on. But if that person has left the company, or transitioned to a different role, it might not be the right thing to do.

CodeStream’s new Blame Map feature allows you to direct discussions about code that Dave worked on to someone else on the team. The next time someone asks a question about that code, or requests a review of changes to that code, Tracy will be mentioned/assigned instead of Dave.

The blame map is accessible at the bottom of the Team tab, for team admins only.

Integration with VS Code Source Control View

We’ve deepened our integration with Visual Studio Code with a new placement in the Source Control view.

The new CodeStream section of the Source Control view shows you any open code review assigned to you, as well as all code reviews that you requested. You can even initiate a code review or a codemark from this view.


Please share your thoughts and feedback @teamcodestream.

About CodeStream

CodeStream helps development teams discuss, review and understand code. CodeStream links comments and issues directly to the code blocks they refer to, making them instantly available to everyone on the team.  

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