JetBrains Announces The Official Launch Of Space For Teams To Work Effectively

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  • It is an all-in-one collaboration platform for creative teams, including developers, marketing, design, HR, legal, and others
  • Launched in an early access program in December 2019, Space received over 35,000 requests from companies

JetBrains, the company that created an extended family of integrated development environments (IDE) for various programming languages has announced the public launch of Space. It said that it is an all-in-one collaboration platform for creative teams, including developers, marketing, design, HR, legal, and others.

Launched in an early access program in December 2019, Space received over 35,000 requests from companies. Over the past year, users have sent around 1.5 million messages and have created more than 13,000 repositories.

Covers the entire software development cycle

JetBrains said that Space combines general collaboration tools like chats, team and project management, meeting scheduling and documents with workflows for specific verticals. It already covers the entire software development cycle and the team will be adding domain-specific tools for other roles and departments in the future.

Andras Kindler, co-founder at Makery, a digital products and services provider said, “With Space, there is no need to switch tools since everything is in one place, which helps us easily get a good overview of the entire company. We use checklists, issues, integrated code reviews, blog posts, and more. Space allows us to keep all processes on track”.

It said that Space covers the needs of teams of any size. It provides a free tier and subscription options, starting at $8 per active user per month for wider team collaboration. Space is available in the cloud and will have an on-premise version in the near future.

Minimal distractions and context switching

The company said that Space is the only tool that provides a single environment for the entire company so users can focus on their work with minimal distractions and context switching. Space can be extended and customised to match the company’s processes exactly. This can be achieved both via applications and integrations with third-party tools built on top of Space, and no-code customisation done in-product.

Maxim Shafirov, JetBrains CEO said, “JetBrains started as a company of developers but now 40 per cent of our team represent different creative roles: designers, marketing, copywriters, and others. We’ve built Space so we could still work together as one team and we believe other companies will benefit from it as well.”

Enhanced all parts of the product

Over the past few months the team behind Space has enhanced all parts of the product, including chats, meetings, calendars, issues, mobile apps, launched documents, issue boards, automation CI/CD, personal to-do lists, and added turn-based code reviews.

Anna Vinogradova, CMO at AmberCore Software Ltd, a company specializing in developing tech products said, “Before Space our developers often felt isolated from the rest of the team and didn’t play a deeper role in projects. We’ve been looking for a tool that would funnel everything into a single pool and make it easy for team members to discuss their tasks with one another instead of sitting isolated in their repository. Space really makes things easier for our team.”

The company said that in the future, Space will add syncing with Google Calendar and Outlook and integrations with other popular tools. In terms of extensibility, the team has already introduced HTTP API, webhooks, Space Client SDK, custom fields, automations. It will be adding private and Marketplace applications soon, along with other extensibility features.

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