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Creating TFS Custom Check-in Policy – Part 1

This is the first article of the two-part series that explains implementation of the TFS custom check-in policy for pre-commit code review. We developed this policy for Review Assistant – our code review tool.

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Integrating Review Assistant with Jenkins

Summary: This article contains information on how to integrate the Review Assistant code review tool into Jenkins by using MSBuild target.

This is the third article in a series of Integration Review Assistant with Continuous Integration Systems. Read the Integrating Review Assistant with MSBuild and Integrating Review Assistant with CCNet articles to get an additional information about the integration with continuous integration systems. (more…)

Integrating Review Assistant with CCNet

Summary: This article contains information on how to integrate the Review Assistant code review tool into CruiseControl.NET (CCNet) by using MSBuild target.

This is the second article in a series of Integration Review Assistant with Continuous Integration Systems. Read the Integrating Review Assistant with MSBuild and Integrating Review Assistant with Jenkins articles to get an additional information about the integration with continuous integration systems. (more…)

Integrating Review Assistant with MSBuild

Summary: This article contains information on how to integrate the Review Assistant code review tool into an MSBuild-based build environment.

This is the first article in a series of Integration Review Assistant with Continuous Integration Systems. (more…)

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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