CodeStream User Guide

Everything you need to get started with CodeStream


Quick Start

Use the navigation to the left to jump straight to any topic. Otherwise, read on to get started with CodeStream.

1. Install the CodeStream extension in your IDE and sign up.

Install CodeStream for VS Code, Visual Studio, JetBrains or Atom. The CodeStream pane should automatically appear at the right side of your editor. Click on "Create a team" if you are the first person from your team to join CodeStream, or click on "Join an existing team" if you received an invitation code via email.

Signing Up for CodeStream

Learn more about installing CodeStream.

2. Connect your issue-tracking service to CodeStream

Whether your team uses Jira, Trello, GitHub or another service to track your tasks, just head to the Tasks tab and connect CodeStream to your issue tracking service so that you can select a ticket, update its status, create a feature branch, update your Slack status, and get to work!

Start Work

Learn more about starting work.

3. Discuss code just like commenting on a Google doc

Whether you're trying to understand someone else's code or getting help with some code you just wrote, just select the code and ask your question.

Discuss Code

Learn more about discussing code.

4. Request and perform code reviews right inside your IDE

Select "Request a code review" from the blue "+" menu at any time in the development cycle, whether it’s a quick look over some work in progress (even uncommitted code!) or a formal review of a completed effort.

In-IDE Code Review

Teammates can do the review right in their IDE, with no need to switch branches or set aside their own work. Learn more about in-IDE code reviews.

5. Invite your teammates and get a “live view” into their work-in-progress

You'll want some teammates on board so that you have people to discuss and review code.

Signing Up for CodeStream

CodeStream's "live view" increases team transparency and even let's you know about potential merge conflicts before they actually happen! Learn more about team "live view".

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