Review Assistant

Review Assistant is a code review plugin for Visual Studio. Peer code review tool helps you to create review requests and respond to them without leaving Visual Studio, improve code quality and ship software with less defects, automate the process with minimum overhead.
http://www.devart.com/review-assistant/

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  1. Review Board in the browser

    Add an lightweight Review Board displayed as a web page at server.
    As a development manager I need to track many projects and I don't want to run Visual Studio for every of them just to watch is there any update.
    Or any other way of notification/summary information distributed by other means than Visual Studio.
    Thanks

    171 votes
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    • JIRA Integration

      Provide the following integration points with JIRA:
      - Associate code reviews with JIRA issues (e.g. review for a feature)
      - Turn comments into issues (defects)

      103 votes
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      • Comparison highlighting only changes made by revisions

        If someone submits a review that includes several revisions spanning a period of time, there's no way to determine what changes were made by the author. The only options (Compare Base and Last Revisions, etc) deal with the Base and Last Revisions. Effectively, this includes any changes made by *anyone* in-between, not just the author.

        74 votes
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        • Add link back to Work Item in TFS after code review complete/rejected

          It would be good if the code review could log back to the original work item that a code review has taken place. When doing a review, it shows me the Work Items attached to the changeset (this is nice). However, when the review is done (accepted or rejected), there is no log in the Work Item that the review took place.

          This has currently got to be done manually, would be great to get this full link.

          Is there any way to link it or log something in the history of the work item(s)?

          61 votes
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          • Support pre-commit review for all VCS

            Pre-commit review is must to have for all type of version controls with diff/patch files or directly by uploading different version of files otherwise its going to be behind the other review tools in making of choice.

            53 votes
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            • Ability to categorise comments

              I'd love the ability to categorise a comment. Example categories might be coding standard, implementation, functionality. You could then report on these. E.g. Developer A received 20 comments last week, 90% of them were about coding standards. It will help to identify patterns in developers weak and strong points.

              52 votes
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              • Preview the Diff page when single clicking on a file in the changes list.

                When viewing files from the "Changes" list of a code review you have to double click the file-name to have the file display with the Diff view. This then needs to be manually closed.

                To improve usability, and speed up the review process, I would like to see the Diff view open in a preview tab in Visual Studio (as when you single click a file in the solution tree) and then automatically close when a new file is clicked on. As is the default behaviour of the preview tab.

                Thank you.

                40 votes
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                • Control client upgrade notices from the server configuration

                  As a server admin I should be able to control whether my clients get upgrade notices, esp. for breaking changes where both client and server need to be upgraded together. At my company dozens of people have asked why they even get prompted for the 3.x version when the server is still on 2.x. Many companies have change control policies or software packaging regimes which prevent quick software upgrades. The ability to specify at the server that you want to suppress upgrade notices would make the job of administrator easier.

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                  • API for all basic interactions

                    There are over 60 requests for some API level access to the product. There are a ton of standard and custom issue tracking systems out there that could tie into your product. In our case we would love to tie TFS check in events to create and update reviews automatically. This seems like a major missing feature compared to a lot of other products in the space. Yours would work best if the API was exposed. People have been asking for over 2 years.

                    The command line is clunky and insuffiecient, or at least not documented well enough to be…

                    37 votes
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                    • Third status for review - "Response Required"

                      At the moment you can only "accept" or "reject", I'd like to see a third status that doesn't close the review. Thus if reviewer has questions and wants to discuss an issue via comments before deciding on accepting or rejecting they select this status.
                      The status could be called "Response required"

                      31 votes
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                      • Support iterative pre-commit review for TFS

                        Current implementation of pre-commit review is based upon shelvesets and Review Assistant allows to operate only with one shelveset per review, so iterative review is not possible. We want a fully operable pre-commit iterative review for TFS.

                        28 votes
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                        • Accept and Reject Files as a Whole

                          I really need the ability to accept or reject files as a whole.

                          Consider reviews with lots of files, or reviews with complex or very interrelated code spread among multiple files. The reviewer is likely to jump back and forth between multiple files to ensure the solution that is being reviews is solid. Once a reviewer has determined that the file is acceptable, they need to be able to mark it as such so that as they continue on they can keep track of that. Otherwise, if they get interrupted during the review (again consider large reviews that likely will…

                          27 votes
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                          • Show links to TFS changeset details included in the review

                            I'd like to know what exact changesets developer included in the review and want go to changeset detail page of visual studio (just like when browsing history of file and right clicking and choosing changeset details).

                            There are related work items but not changesets itself.

                            27 votes
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                            • Ability to create a new review via an SvnHook

                              Give me a command line or API that I can call to create a new review where the reviewer is preset in the SvnHook and I can get Revision to add, Author and Comment from the SvnHook.

                              Basically I want to automatically create a Code Review for every commit. I've looked around and don't believe it's currently possible.

                              26 votes
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                              • TFS Shelvesets in Code Coverage report

                                Currently the Code Coverage report shows only TFS Changeset revisions and their status. It would be helpful if we can see even Shelveset revisions and their status. Teams who rely on pre-commit reviews use only Shelvesets and hence it's not of any use if they can see only Changesets in the Code Coverage report.

                                26 votes
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                                • Ability to search, filter and order comments

                                  Provide more possibilities to search, filter and order the comments.
                                  e.g. for the reviewer's name, file name, ...

                                  25 votes
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                                  • Display git (/hg/svn) branch name when picking commits for review

                                    When choosing revisions for review, it would be helpful to view which branch a particular commit belongs to

                                    23 votes
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                                    • create an API to view statistics.(Reviews, Issues ..)

                                      create an API to view statistics.(Reviews, Issues ..)

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Slack Support

                                        As Slack is getting more and more popular, integration with ReviewAssistant would be really useful.

                                        All email notifications could be sent to Slack too.

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Gravatar integration

                                          Add integration with avatar service - gravatar. It will make easy user identification for Code Review participants. This is implemented in Crucible product for example.

                                          18 votes
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