The latest release of CodeStream, for both Visual Studio and VS Code, introduces some big changes to the CodeStream interface, and some awesome new features!
A simple, yet powerful, new codemarks view
If you’ve ever commented on a Google Doc you’ll be familiar with how comments are displayed along the right side of the document and aligned with the text you’ve commented on. This model for visualizing comments makes so much sense to us that we decided to bring that experience to CodeStream.
The CodeStream extension for Visual Studio is now available in the Visual Studio Marketplace!
CodeStream makes it easy for developers to discuss, review and understand code, with discussions saved as codemarks that are permanently connected to the source code. With the new Visual Studio extension, CodeStream now offers complete coverage for Microsoft development shops. Every developer on the team, whether they’re using Visual Studio or VS Code, can contribute to discussions and leverage the entire knowledge base of codemarks.
CodeStream now integrates with Jira, Trello, GitHub, Asana, Bitbucket, and GitLab, making it incredibly easy to create an issue tied to a specific block of code, and have that issue appear in your existing issue-tracking service.
Whether it’s an informal review of someone else’s code, or just tracking your own FIXMEs, CodeStream makes it easy to formalize these tasks. Just select the block of code, type a comment, and pick an assignee. Now, with the slew of new integrations, creating an issue on CodeStream can also automatically create an issue in Jira, Trello and other services.
CodeStream is looking forward to sponsoring O’Reilly’s Software Architecture Conference on February 5th and 6th in NYC. Here are some of the talks I’m most looking forward to.
It’s been a few weeks since we introduced codemarks and we’re about to unleash a handful of top-secret enhancements to make them even more powerful. (Shhh…. integrations with more of the tools you know and love!) As always, we value your feedback as we work on improving the service and this includes learning which types of codemarks everyone finds most valuable. So please check out each type and get some chances at a $250 Amazon gift card while helping us out.
The latest version of CodeStream brings some major new additions!
Codemarks – You can now annotate your codebase with an array of “codemarks”, including comments, issues, code traps, and bookmarks.
Easier discussion of code – Now there are even fewer steps involved in creating a conversation about code.
Exploring your knowledge base – In addition to displaying codemarks as annotations to your source files, there are also new interfaces for searching and browsing codemarks.
One of the questions I often get asked when demonstrating how CodeStream makes it easy to discuss code is
How is CodeStream different than PRs?
Given how often this gets asked of me in person I assume many people visiting us online may be thinking similarly so I figured I’d document my response.
Use of funds includes hiring of engineers and marketing to the software development community.
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.
We founded CodeStream because despite having worked in the communications space for over two decades, connecting and enabling conversation for millions of customers, and witnessing and participating in a wide array of innovations for personal and business communication, it was our observation that there was one audience in particular that had been left underserved: software developers. So we set out to fix that.
We just got in a new batch of CodeStream t-shirts and upon seeing one of our developer’s latest workstation setup we thought we’d have some fun in giving a few shirts away. Just show us your latest workstation setup for a chance at one of them, and for one lucky participant we’ll also throw in a $100 Amazon gift card that you can put towards some new equipment.