Review Assistant is a lightweight peer code review add-in for Visual Studio 2010/2012, which integrates with popular control systems namely: TFS, Subversion, Mercurial and Git. Review Assistant allows users to add comments to a piece of code.
Unfortunately Review Assistant does not generate any reports presently. Please, vote for this suggestion at UserVoice in order for us to create a list of features that are most needed by our users: http://devart.uservoice.com/forums/145340-review-assistant/suggestions/3478370-please-add-metrics-and-reporting You can as well suggest to expand the limit of users in the free version and this suggestion will surely be considered.
We used Review Assistant on a trial basis with a small team and immediately purchased a license for the whole company when it was over. With Review Assistant, you can have code review for a tiny fraction of the cost to outfit your entire company with Premium+ licenses for this essential ability. I don't know why MS decided to require Premium+ to get code review, but this definitely fills the void. Great product. Simple setup. I am excited to see what comes in future releases.
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We setup the review assistant up to work with a small set of developers. At first there seem to be problems with the search functionality but now it seems fine. I do not know if it was fixed or an environment problem. In either case it resolved a big issue I was having with having with the tool.
Combined with code compare and running review assistent on the tfs server, it provides a good way to share code and comments amount our team. For us it would be nice if it provided the ability to print and store a report on the review. For example: The report could list moderator, author, changeset reviewed, files changed, review comments and defects. However, I understand that this is beyond the scope of the tool.
When i try use the "Add Review Comment" a receive the follow message error:
"Cannot add comment to this document.
This file doesn't belong to any repository of the current Review Assistant Project"
The type of my repositorie is Custom.
You may be misled that Review Assistant allows you to add a file to review, which does not belong to the repositories folder - it is a minor bug and it will be fixed in the next version. Review Assistant allows to add comments only for files, that are within the repository of review that you choose in Code Review Board or within any repository of the project in the case when you choose ad-hoc comments. If you see another behavior, please, let us know.
When selecting multiple changesets from TFS for a review from an author where the changesets aren't necessarily in sequence (i.e. some other people checked in between some of the changesets) Review Assistant currently seems to include all the changes from the other people who checked in as well. The only way to get around this is then to manually delete all the other files which is obviously a great pain.
My biggest problem with this tool is that there seems to be only limited search capacity. My first issue is that the keyword search does not seem to work as advertised. When I type in a key word all my reviews disappear even when there is clearly a match. The search on review id works as long as you know your id but it also means all searches enterred starting with a numeric value are interpreted as a review id even when you are intending to search on a changeset value. My biggest problem is that I cannot search on changeset (revision) values. This is a big deal for our process which requires review records for each changeset submitted.
In the latest version of Review Assistant (1.0.26) we added search by changeset numbers and by name of review participant.
As for the reports, feel free to add this improvement at http://devart.uservoice.com/forums/145340-review-assistant/. If it gets enough votes, we will implement it in one of the next versions.