GitKraken acquired CodeSee

On May 14, 2024, GitKraken, a leader in developer tools, has announced the acquisition of CodeSee, a company renowned for its code health and visualization technology. This acquisition will bring CodeSee’s capabilities into the newly launched GitKraken Developer Experience (DevEx) platform, which will change the way development teams collaborate and manage their workflows.

Background of the Acquisition

GitKraken’s acquisition of CodeSee is a strategic move that enhances its developer tools ecosystem. Here is a concise summary:

GitKraken’s Evolution:

  • Known for simplifying Git with visual tools.
  • Expanded offerings include GitLens, GitKraken CLI, and dev.

Acquisition Benefits:

  • Aligns with GitKraken’s goal to improve developer experience.
  • Integrates CodeSee’s workflow automation and code visualization into GitKraken.
  • Aims to simplify codebase understanding and streamline workflows.

Key Additions from CodeSee:

  • Advanced code mapping and visualization.
  • Enhanced workflow automation

The specific timeline for when CodeSee’s capabilities will be integrated and available for use within GitKraken has not yet been detailed.


The GitKraken DevEx Platform

The new GitKraken DevEx platform is designed to support developers across all major development environments, including GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps, Jira, and Trello. It aims to simplify the development process by offering a connected experience across desktop, IDE, terminal, web, and mobile environments.

Key features introduced with the DevEx platform include:

  • Code Visualization and Workflow Automation: Leveraging CodeSee’s technology, GitKraken will offer powerful code maps and automated workflows.
  • Code Suggest: This new feature is akin to Google Docs for Pull Requests. It allows developers to edit and comment anywhere in their projects. By allowing more comprehensive context for changes, Code Suggest helps teams avoid common mistakes, speed up reviews, and boost overall code quality.

  • Launchpad: A real-time command center for managing Pull Requests, issues, and work-in-progress

  • A browser-based tool for managing workflows on-the-go and conducting quick code reviews.

  • AI-Powered Development: Incorporating AI capabilities, including support for Google Gemini, to boost developer productivity.


About CodeSee

Founded in 2019, CodeSee serves as a tool designed to help developers understand and work with complex codebases. It offers visual maps of code architecture, facilitates onboarding, supports refactoring, assists in debugging, and aids in maintaining code quality. By integrating with repositories, CodeSee provides insights into code changes and dependencies, streamlining the development process and enhancing collaboration among team members. This makes it an essential asset for teams looking to improve their code understanding and efficiency.


About GitKraken

Founded in 2000, GitKraken is a comprehensive Git client that simplifies version control, making it more accessible and efficient for developers. It offers a suite of tools that enhance the Git experience, including a user-friendly graphical interface, a powerful command-line interface (CLI), and integrations with other development tools. With GitKraken, developers can visualize commit history, manage repositories, resolve merge conflicts, and collaborate with team members more effectively. Its intuitive design and robust features help streamline the development workflow, saving time and reducing the potential for errors. Whether you’re working on a small project or a large enterprise codebase, GitKraken provides the tools to maintain a clear overview of your development process.


More information

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