Crucible is the best and easiest code review tool.
December 27, 2019

Crucible is the best and easiest code review tool.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Crucible

Crucible is being used as the formal code review platform. Crucible is used in our entire Technology department for all software development projects. Crucible allows developers to share their projects and source code changes with team members and managers. Crucible reduces the risks associated with software released into Production and eliminates time and efforts to support maintenance issues for the business.
  • Crucible integrates with SVN very well allowing transparency on projects and enhancements.
  • Crucible offers many valuable features that enable developers to quickly share their source code modifications, add comments and present issues where emphasis and further discussion is necessary.
  • Crucible notifications of changes or updates to the code review are delayed as well as loading more source code is slow.
  • Crucible is formatting could use improvements for viewing customization features. For instance, allowing the user to create a new tab per file to be reviewed would be nice to have.
  • I am not involved in the acquisition of Crucible so I cannot comment on the financial investment but I believe it is a necessary tool to have in any software shop, small or big.
  • As a developer, having Crucible as the code review process is a great asset and will save time and reduce risks which I believe is a positive return of investment.
Crucible has a better look and feel for developers because it is web compatible and works well with IE or Chrome.
Being that it is a web browser friendly, using Crucible is seamless and user-friendly.
GitHub is an external tool on a different environment that requires more learning time and effort.
While GitHub has all the basic features, however, they are inferior to those of Crucible.
Crucible's strengths include starting a threaded discussion and comments on specific source code lines or files or entire reviews.
All of this in one place that is easily shareable across all teams or departments by simply saving the URL.
I have not experienced any technical issues with Crucible, therefore I cannot comment on Crucible support.
I think the design of their tool is self-intuitive and reduces the need to contact their support which is a great benefit to using this tool.

Do you think Crucible delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Crucible's feature set?

Yes

Did Crucible live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Crucible go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Crucible again?

Yes

Crucible is suitable for small to moderate code reviews for small enhancements or bug fixes.
I would not suggest using Crucible for large scale projects.
For large scale projects, I recommend breaking up the project into modules and creating smaller code reviews per module.
Crucible is the best code review platform I have used. It is easy to learn, offers all the features that you really need to get the job done right.