Changelog - March 19 through March 24
This was a big one, with multiple releases to production, as we are finalizing the Enterprise release!
Comment Authoring and Reviewing Changes
Thanks to you too!
When a new comment starts with
thanks, we now mark it as an "informing" comment, along with our previous magic keywords . . .
For the past 6-7 years, we've been quiet on this blog, and our changelog has been sparse. However, this is not because we haven't been hard at work, rather it's because we've been focused on building the best code review tool possible. Now, we've grown the team a little bit, and have the ability to publish a blog on a regular cadence.
New . . .
Performance improvement plan
Harder, better, faster, stronger
It's no secret that Reviewable's performance is not exactly best-in-class. While it can deal with large reviews better than GitHub—mainly by not trying to precompute all the diffs and stuff them onto one page—the page load latency and lack of smoothness can quickly get annoying.
The TL;DR is that as of now improving . . .
Your code, my app—no worries
Running users' rules safely and cheaply on AWS Lambda
As a web app becomes more mature, you often want to enable deeper customization than is possible just by making selections in a UI. For Reviewable, there was strong demand for customizing the completion condition that determines when a code review is done, but a quick survey of the interested users showed that I'd need to add a large . . .
Reviewable and GitHub Enterprise?
A potential hybrid SaaS / on-premises model
[Edit: as of mid-2016, an Enterprise version of Reviewable built along the lines sketched out below—but also supporting full at-rest data encryption in Firebase—is now available. See here for details!]
Over the last year, a number of people have asked me whether Reviewable would work with GitHub Enterprise, behind their . . .
How Reviewable DoSed its own Firebase
And how you can avoid the same fate
Reviewable is built on top of Firebase and had a rough start to September, with the whole app dropping out for minutes at a time. I've finally gotten to the bottom of the issues and fixed them, but thought it best to document everything for the benefit of other developers.
If your app uses Firebase, did you know that . . .
Power to the author
More features for PR and comment authors
Reviewable just got a few new features that relax some restrictions on the review process. First, it used to be that once you published a comment, the only way to resolve it (and take it off the “progress counters”) was to get somebody else to acknowledge it. Even if you changed your mind and decided it was no longer relevant. Now . . .