SmartBear Enhances Collaborator
March 08, 2017
Software released a new version of Collaborator, a peer code and
document review tool that helps development, testing and management
teams work together to produce high quality code, applications and
services. The latest release of Collaborator adds a new integration with
GitLab and has enhanced existing integrations with Atlassian’s Bitbucket
and GitHub. Now Collaborator is the only peer code and document review
tool that integrates with the three largest repository management
solutions. These integrations provide the ultimate flexibility for
development teams to leverage a single peer code and document review
tool across teams, regardless of the repository or version control tools
they are using.
This new functionality allows users that desire a more robust peer
review process to automatically create Collaborator code reviews any
time a pull request is created. In addition to creating the Collaborator
review, the pull request can be merged or the branch deleted once the
Collaborator review completes.
“As enterprises increasingly focus on agility, they don’t want to leave
software quality in the dust,” said Donnie Berkholz, Research Director
at 451 Research. “SmartBear Collaborator integrates with popular Git-based
offerings and includes automatically triggered code review, which aims
to help development organizations deliver higher-quality code and
continual process improvement.”
SmartBear also continues to focus on Collaborator’s document review
capabilities by adding pan, zoom and scroll features. Document review
users can quickly and easily zoom in on files by using their mouse
scroll wheel and then pan around the document by clicking and dragging.
The ability to create customizable syntax highlighting schemes that
allow for unique keyword identification outside of what is offered by
default in Collaborator has also been added.
teams are looking for solutions that allow them to extend the code
review capabilities that are offered in GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab,”
said Justin Collier, Product Owner, Collaborator at SmartBear.
“Collaborator is a tool purposely built to help teams achieve this.
Organizations have always seen document review as a priority for
improving their final deliverables; however, many teams are still
reviewing documents using Microsoft Word’s track changes and comments
feature. Though great for two people to collaborate, it becomes much
more cumbersome as additional people are added to an email chain.
Collaborator 11.0 delivers enhancements that allow easy document review
for the entire team.”
Collaborator 11.0 delivers one tool for code and document review with
the ability to integrate with repository management solutions while
keeping the Collaborator workflow that users know and love.
Collaborator is available in three versions – Community, Team and