But I've never really found a code review tool for Eclipse that worked how I wanted. The holy grail of review tools (well - my holy grail anyways) was to have a tool that works much like MS Word's review feature. Where you can add and see comment in a margin on the right of the document. At ElementRiver, since we didn't find one that had that feature, we wrote one ourselves.
This editor is currently part of our beta SourceMate plugin for Flash Builder 4, but we plan on pulling it out into an independent product. It is designed to work with any language that Eclipse supports.
- Comments are added and updated all on the right margin. You never have to switch contexts (i.e. switching editors, looking down at a view, etc). It all done with your code front and center.
- Comments are color coded by reviewer and each color can be customized.
- Comments are shown in the code itself, in the right hand comment margin, and in the smaller overview ruler.
- Comments can be marked resolved. When resolved, comments are still shown but they're faded out.
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