SmartBear Collaborator

Collaborator is a code review tool that helps development, testing and management teams work together to produce high quality code. It allows teams to peer review code, user stories and test plans in a transparent, collaborative framework — instantly keeping the entire team up to speed on changes made to the code. By enabling team members to work together to review their work, Collaborator can help you catch bugs before your software hits the market.

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Improve Code Quality and Design

Using Collaborator for code review helps teams enhance source code quality by making it easy for members to work together to identify defects, engage in peer review and improve the overall code base.

  • More defects found by development, before QA and the Customer
  • Collaboration among developers and sharing of best practices
  • Review source code, requirements, test plans and user stories

Improve Agility through Collaboration Across Functional Teams and Locations

Effective collaboration across locations, functional roles and teams can often be difficult, making the code review process needlessly challenging. By making it easy for team members to work together on code, exchange documents and instantly see changes made by others, Collaborator is the code review tool for enabling collaboration — no matter where team members are located.

  • Product managers, developers and QA are all kept up-to-date
  • Distributed teams can support one another
  • Changes can quickly be reviewed by anyone available

Generate Metrics to Improve Process and Verify Compliance

Generating metrics and reports from your code review tool is critical, whether for measuring internal performance or to meet regulatory or compliance standards. Collaborator provides both high level and detailed reports that include the status of pending code reviews as well as detailed audit trails.

  • Review details located in one place
  • Track the success of reviews
  • Review details located in one place

Generate Metrics to Improve Process and Verify Compliance

Developers usually have unique knowledge around portions of the code base, but what happens when one of them is on vacation, or moves on? An understanding of the overall code is critical for long term maintainability and code quality. Collaborator gives experienced developers an opportunity to coach younger team members, while providing up-and-comers valuable experience and exposure through code review.

  • Extended development team collaborates and reacts to change
  • Greater knowledge of the overall code base among developers
  • Quickly check the work of new team members
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