Code reviewing software

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Code reviewing software is computer software that helps humans find flaws in program source code. It can be divided into two categories:

  • Automated code review software checks source code against a predefined set of rules and produces reports.
    • Different types of browsers visualise software structure and help humans better understand its structure. Such systems are geared more to analysis because they typically do not contain a predefined set of rules to check software against.
  • Manual code review tools allow people to collaboratively inspect and discuss changes, storing the history of the process for future reference.