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   Collaborator Overview/viewarticle/80336/
   About Collaborator Editions/viewarticle/80057/
   Collaborator Components/viewarticle/80347/
   Review Workflow and Phases/viewarticle/80233/
  [Expand]How Do I?/viewarticle/80398/
   Contact Us/viewarticle/80334/
 [Expand]Getting Started/viewarticle/80359/
 [Expand]Collaborator Server/viewarticle/80060/
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 [Expand]Version Control Integration/viewarticle/80048/
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General Information

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Collaborator Overview

What is Code Review?

Code Review, or Peer Code Review, is the act of consciously and systematically convening with one’s fellow programmers to check each other’s code for mistakes, and has been repeatedly shown to accelerate and streamline the process of software development like few other practices can.

Code Review is an integral process of software development that helps identify bugs and defects before the testing phase. Code review is often overlooked as an ongoing practice during the development phase, but countless studies show it's the most effective quality assurance strategy. Meetings end up taking more time than intentionally planned. Not having a set process in place means you don't actually know if your code reviews are effective or are even happening.

Collaborator is a code review and document 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.

Main features of Collaborator:

Multiple, simultaneous reviewers
Workflow supporting reviewers/authors separated by many time zones
Version control integration: Git, Perforce, Subversion, Mercurial, Team Foundation Server, ClearCase and more
Cross-platform clients: web client, GUI clients, command-line clients and IDE plug-ins
Defect-tracking with severity, type, classification, checklists, and external issue-tracker integration
Full-featured metrics, reports, and data-export
Project- and role-based rules and reporting
Command-line and web-service API for integrations, extensions, automations, and triggers

Supported formats of review materials:

Text files (all source code files and any other text-based formats)
Microsoft Word files (.DOC and .DOCX)
Microsoft Excel files (.XLS and .XLSX)
Images (.JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, and .GIF)
PDF files (.PDF, and any other document types converted to PDF format)

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