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CodeStream for JetBrains is Here!

    David Hersh   Product Updates

CodeStream is now available for the JetBrains family of IDEs!
CodeStream make it easy for developers to review, discuss, and understand code. Conversations about code are saved with your code, so that a knowledge base builds up over time, with zero additional effort. Watch the following short video to see how all of this magic happens right inside your favorite JetBrains IDE.

CodeStream v0.52 – New Codemarks View Gets Even Better!

    David Hersh   Product Updates

Although the new view of codemarks isn’t even a few weeks old yet, we’ve already dramatically improved it!
The improved view makes your team’s codemarks significantly more accessible. No need to click to see the complete codemark, and the codemark can be expanded in-place for you to easily read, and participate in, the discussion.

You can even surface the most important comments in a thread so that teammates don’t have to go digging through a lengthy discussion to find the answer to a question.
The new view also allows you to create new codemarks in-place, with a new simplified form.

When you close an issue or archive a codemark they’re now still readily accessible from the same view… collapsed at the right side. Click to expand them individually, or use the filters in the new toolbar at the bottom to expand/collapse them all.

The toolbar also let’s you know if there are more codemarks in the current source file either above or below your current view.
In our last release we added shortcuts to make it easier to create codemarks, and now we’re allowing you to assign shortcuts to your codemarks. Create a set of bookmarks for parts of the codebase you touch frequently, assign them shortcuts (via the ellipses menu at the top-right of the codemark), and you’ll be effortlessly jumping around your codebase!

CodeStream v0.50 – “Google Docs” View of Codemarks, Permalinks and Shortcuts

    David Hersh   Product Updates

UPDATE: Version 0.51 changes the ctrl+shift+/, ctrl+shift+/ shortcut (ctrl+/, ctrl+/ on Mac) to toggle the CodeStream pane.
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.

CodeStream Now Available for Visual Studio

    David Hersh   Product Updates

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 and other issue-tracking services

    David Hersh   Product Updates

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.

Introducing Codemarks – A New Way to Build a Knowledge Base

    David Hersh   Product Updates

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.

CodeStream brings Slack into VS Code

    David Hersh   Product Updates

The latest update to CodeStream for VS Code (v0.14.0) allows you to connect your Slack workspace to a CodeStream team. Instead of creating a new, separate set of channels and DMs on CodeStream, you’ll have access all of your existing Slack channels and DMs. Start chatting with your teammates right away, even before you’ve invited them to CodeStream, because they’ll be receiving your messages on Slack… just as if you had posted them from Slack yourself!

CodeStream for VS Code Now Publicly Available

    David Hersh   Product Updates

We’re excited to announce that CodeStream V0.11.0 for VS Code is now available. This beta release includes all of our latest functionality including:

CodeStream v0.0.23 now available with Consolidated Conversations

    David Hersh   Product Updates

We’ve received much feedback that having a separate chat stream for each source file didn’t mirror the way discussions were happening in the real world, where they often span source files. A discussion that starts with problematic code in one source file might end with relevant code being shared from another.

New Slack Integration

    David Hersh   Product Updates

Two exciting updates from CodeStream, both of which will translate into fewer emails in your inbox. First up is our Slack integration. Once setup, all of your team’s messages on CodeStream will flow through to the channel of your choice on Slack. You can even reply to those messages right from Slack, and the replies will get posted to CodeStream. Definitely a good option for teams that have developers not currently using Atom.