After almost 2 years of development, learning, and growth, we’re finally launching Graphite out of beta! But what does it actually mean to launch? What’s changing?
The answer for current users and customers? Nothing. Well, not technically nothing—you might miss the little “BETA” badge on the top of the screen, but the rest of the features you know and love are here to stay.
What’s changing for developers who don’t use Graphite yet? Everything. Starting today, there’s no more waitlist—anyone with a GitHub account can sign up for free and start creating, reviewing, and merging “stacked changes” (the workflow used by engineers at Meta & Google to stay unblocked on code review).
Launching out of beta means we can post on Product Hunt, announce on our social channels, and spam our investors and friends; all in the name of reaching as many potential new users as possible. While we’ve learned so much from our wonderful beta community and early customers, we’ve always known that if we want to build a lasting company and truly move the state of software engineering forward, we’ll need to scale by orders of magnitude.
Today, the space of code review tools is extremely consolidated: engineers at the largest companies like Meta and Google use amazing internal tools to stay unblocked and ship quickly, and everyone else is stuck using GitHub. We want to challenge that model and give every developer state-of-the-art workflows and tools like stacking and merge queues—all without having to change their team’s existing tooling and processes. Launching Graphite gives us both a moment (today) to share these ideas as broadly and as loudly as possible and a platform on which to create the developer experience we believe every engineer should have access to.