Automatic suggestions of best practices are here !

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    Cédric Teyton
  • on 03-08-2021

On-Premise version: 4.5.0

1. IDE Plugins offer real-time suggestions of best practices

We're very proud to introduce a new feature for our IDE plugins: the automatic suggestions of best practices. Promyze leverages all the existing examples and counter-examples of your best practices to provide these recommendations. 

Now, while you're coding, Promyze looks at your context (your cursor location in the editor) and suggests :

  • Best practices you're close to following. 
  • Best practices you're close not to follow, and thus, you should take a look.

Here is a sample video demonstrating the feature in action for 4 different languages (it works for every language). 

2. Plugins configuration is now simpler than ever 

Along with the automatic suggestions features, we also redesigned the configuration process of the Promyze plugins. Now, a single API KEY is enough to connect to your Promyze instance, Cloud or on-premise. This key embeds all the information needed and removes all the complexity of connecting to Promyze. 

⚠️ You need to update your IDE plugins and your configuration to make it work again. 

Here is an overview of the configuration for the Visual Studio Code plugin :

3. Notifications for Craft Workshops

Promyze now sends email notifications for Craft Workshops : 

  • Few days before the Workshop Retrospective, a reminder is sent if the objective of best practices to identify is not reached yet. 
  • An email is sent if the objective of the workshop is reached to congratulate the team. 

4. Export catalog with source code examples 

So far, when you export a catalog, only the description is included. You can now choose to ship the source code examples and have them in the final JSON output. This is definitively an improvement to share practices between organizations or Promyze instances. 

Review existing practices, set goal on Craft Workshop & comment on practices.

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    Cédric Teyton
  • on 21-06-2021

On-Premise version : 4.4.0

1. New step "Practices Review" during the Retrospective 

The Craft Workshop Retrospective brings a new step after usual discussions on contributions from users, related to examples and counter-examples of best practices. 

The step "Practices Review" invites the team to take few minutes for the following use cases : 

  • Review the practices discussed in the Craft Workshop
  • Review the practices with the highest number of counter-examples, as a recall for everyone in the team 
  • Review the practices not identified for a while to make sure they're still relevant 
  • Review the new practices created in other spaces to benefit from them. Space can subscribe to specific categories that have an interest for them.

This step aims to help teams regularly keep their practices repository in a consistent state and be easily notified of others spaces' practices. 

2. Set a goal of contributions for Craft Workshop  

This feature supports teams to make sure all Craft Workshop Retrospective get enough content for discussions. It's now possible to configure a Craft Workshop with a goal of contributions to reach. In practice, the number of contributions can go beyond this goal since Promyze should never prevent anyone from contributing. Few days before the retrospective, if the goal is not reached, Promyze sends a notification reminder to the team and send congrats once the goal has been reached. 

No pressure with this goal: practicing with Promyze will give your team a good overview of which goal is fine to set, depending on the size of the team. You will adjust this value for each future Craft Workshop.

3. Comments on practices

Any user can now add comments on best practices, whether they belong to one of her spaces or not. The purpose is to ease interaction with others users and keep a record of discussions about some practices. Comments are available on the best practice description. 

4Getting Started Module

We pay a lot of attention to the Onboarding process on Promyze. That's why we introduce a new widget available at any time for all the users. In addition to the "Lessons" module introduced in the previous version, this widget provides they first key steps to start with Promyze.

Other updates on this version :

  • The step "Craft Workshop Summary" has been removed from the retrospective
  • End of Slack, Hipchat, and Mattermost support. Promyze's internal notification system will be reworked for a future release

Video tutorials and new feature for the retrospective !

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    Cédric Teyton
  • on 23-04-2021

On-Premise version : 4.3.5

1. Lessons

Promyze now comes with a bundle of lessons in video, each one lasts around 30 seconds and cover topics like :

  • Craft Workshops (concept, organization, retrospective)
  • IDE Plugin 
  • Web Review Plugin for Code Review
  • Best practices managements (categories, catalogs, ...)

We hope it will be a great support for any new user to get started with Promyze.

This module is available from the Home Page :

2. New feature during Craft Workshop retrospective

When you go through best practices identified from plugins, you may identify with your teams some examples of counter-examples of practices that were basically not in the Craft Workshop. 

You can now add the current file/snippet in the Craft Workshop content in order to identify best practices.