System & Configuration Requirements
While technically not a requirement, some of CodeStream’s functionality does depend on your repository being managed by Git, or a Git hosting service like GitHub. If you’re not using Git, your team will still be able to discuss code using CodeStream, but you won’t be able to leverage the knowledge base aspect of the service because Git is used to help display discussion markers throughout the source files.
CodeStream is currently available for both VS Code and Atom, although support for more IDEs is on the way.
Installing the CodeStream Plugin
OS X users need to make sure they have the Atom shell commands installed. From the Atom command palette, run "Window: Install Shell Commands".
To install CodeStream, visit Atom settings, click on the "Install" tab in the left rail, and then search for 'codestream'. When you find it in the results, click the 'Install' button.
Visual Studio Code
Our plugin for VS Code is currently in private beta. Sign up on our homepage to request access.
Once you've installed the plugin, you can toggle the CodeStream view by clicking on the CodeStream entry in your IDE's status bar. Just look for the chat bubbles, followed by your username.
Now that you’ve got the plugin up and running, you’re ready to sign up!