Productivity Tools

Agile Code Review Process with Review Assistant

Summary: This article describes a scenario of Review Assistant usage in agile development process. The peculiarity of this scenario is that every team member is allowed to join a code review.

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Tweak for ‘Simple Review Workflow’

Summary: In Review Assistant 2.0 we have modified the simple review workflow. Now it is possible to add a code-related comment and accept author’s changes, and at the same time leave the review open. (more…)

Iterative Code Review

Summary: This article describes improvements we have introduced into the iterative code review process — the distinctive Review Assistant feature.

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Reviewing Code from Multiple Repositories in One Review

Summary: This article describes new Review Assistant features, namely: the possibility to work with several repositories within a single review, and also the possibility to add nested repositories into a project.

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Improved Code Review Comments in Review Assistant

Summary: One of our main missions, while working on the new version of Review Assistant was to improve user experience in general. This article describes how we have solved some UX problems related to the commenting on code.

This is the second article in a series of What’s New in Review Assistant 2.0. First of all  I would recommend reading the previous article “Code Review Board Re-designed“.

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Code Review Board Re-designed

Summary: In Review Assistant v2.0 we have completely redesigned the Code Review Board window. We have made efforts to make performance more straightforward, and to make the application UI more natural for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

This is the first article in a series of What’s New in Review Assistant 2.0.

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Review Assistant vNext Development Started Off

We have started developing the new version of Review Assistant – code review tool for Visual Studio. Help us to make up the new version by filling in a 10-minute survey on code review.

We are glad to inform our users that we’ve started the development of the new version of our product for code review automation.

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XML Structure Comparison Explained

This article describes benefits of structural comparison of XML files and its limitations. This new feature of Code Compare 3.0 is an extension of structural code comparison for the XML language. In this post we provide examples demonstrating when the feature is useful, and when it is not.

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Assess New Code Compare UI

We have adjusted the UI of Code Compare and want to show the implemented changes further in this article.

First of all, we decided to get rid of all UI elements performing no practical function. And therewith, we rearranged toolbars and menus to make commands accessible in one click.

In this release, we strived to meet requests of our users complaining about the UI being overladen and unclear.
Here is what we’ve done in the new version of our comparison tool.

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