CodeStream 9.0 puts GitHub in your IDE

David HershDavid Hersh
September 17, 2020

Frustrated by having to jump out of your IDE to deal with PRs? With CodeStream you can now create, review, and merge GitHub PRs without ever leaving your IDE. All with full source-tree and full file access, your favorite keybindings, and all the code intelligence embedded in your development environment.

If you’ve ever reviewed a pull request on GitHub (and we know you have!), CodeStream’s pull request interface will look VERY familiar. No context switching, and no learning curve! To get started just connect to GitHub from the Pull Requests section of the Tasks tab (circled below).


Stay in the Zone. Stay in your IDE.

Wikipedia describes flow state, also referred to as being in the zone, as being fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Software developers know the feeling well, with elegant code emanating from your fingertips and lingering problems suddenly having obvious solutions. 

We also know how frustrating it can be when distracted from that zone, and it’s well documented how costly switching distractions can be to productivity. Most studies estimate it can take as long as 25 minutes to regain focus once it's lost. 

CodeStream increases your productivity by bringing all your essential development tools right into your IDE. Whether it’s replying to a question in your #development Slack or MS Teams channel, or updating a ticket in your issue-tracking service, CodeStream’s IDE extensions eliminate the need to change windows, switch context, and risk a costly distraction. With CodeStream 9.0, that now includes your GitHub PRs and code reviews. 

GitLab and Bitbucket

CodeStream’s GitLab and Bitbucket integrations currently allow you to create pull requests, create issues, and view comments from pull requests alongside the blocks of code they refer to. Support for managing and reviewing pull requests (as described above for GitHub) is coming soon. If you’d like access to the beta version of our more enhanced GitLab or Bitbucket integration once available please let us know here.

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About CodeStream

CodeStream integrates all of your essential dev tools, such as GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Slack, Teams, Jira, Trello and more, into VS Code, Visual Studio, and any JetBrains IDE.

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