This guest post is written by Dan Silivestru, CEO & Co-Founder of bitHound. Dan is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the field of software and technology. Previously, Dan was co-founder and CTO at tinyHippos, acquired by BlackBerry in 2011. Dan spent two years as an Executive in Residence (EIR) at Communitech, applying his expertise to mentor and advise startups. In late 2013, Dan co-founded bitHound Inc., a code insights startup in Kitchener, Ontario.
At bitHound we are passionate about helping developers better understand their code so that they can build great software. Building software involves making many decisions that can ultimately affect your outcome. By gaining insights into the impact of those decisions, bitHound helps developers deliver in a more reliable and secure fashion.
The development process and bitHound
Having spent our entire careers building software and working as developers, CTOs, and everything in between, we’ve lived the pain associated with building and delivering great software. We asked ourselves, “What if we could look at all of the data we generate: the code we write, the comments we make, the dependencies we use, and provide real, objective insights into the health of the software we're creating?” And so bitHound was born.
What we do at bitHound
Our insights arm you with the information you need to make educated decisions about whether or not your code is ready for production. These insights include vulnerabilities in your npm packages, developer identified tech debt, your most problematic files in your codebase, and more.
Earlier this year, we introduced support for Bitbucket on bitHound. The response from the Bitbucket community was overwhelmingly positive so when we were approached by Atlassian to build an add-on for the new Atlassian Connect for Bitbucket platform, we immediately got on board.
Atlassian Connect for Bitbucket
bitHound strives to work with developers in their existing workflows, delivering insights when needed. With our add-on for Atlassian Connect for Bitbucket, we can deliver on that promise. Review bitHound insights right in your repository without leaving Bitbucket.
Atlassian sees the pain point developers face with constant switching between tools that never seem to integrate seamlessly. As such, we are really excited they’ve brought Atlassian Connect for Bitbucket to market so bitHound can become part of that ecosystem to help developers build remarkable software.
Get started with the bitHound add-on
If you’re interested in getting started with the bitHound add-on, simply go to your Bitbucket settings and look for bitHound in the Find new add-ons section.
We’re thrilled about this integration. Stay tuned for more to come!