Goodies for Peer Reviews
Process Assets | Tools | Other Resource Links
These documents and links are presented to assist your practice of software peer
reviews. You are free to use these items and to modify them to best suit your needs. However, you may NOT sell them, adapt or incorporate them into
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Process Assets for Software Peer Reviews and Inspections
Set 1, Process Description: $5.00:
Set 2, Defect Checklists for Reviews: $5.00:
- Peer Review Process Description (preview)
- Requirements Specifications
- Use Cases
- High-Level Designs
- Detailed Designs
- Source Code (Generic)
- C++ Source Code
- Java Source Code
- Test Plans
- Project Plans
Set 3, Review Forms: $5.00:
Set 4, Inspection Data Spreadsheets: $5.00:
- Inspection Summary Report
- Inspection Issue Log
- Typo List
- Inspection Moderator's Checklist
- Inspection Lessons Learned Questionnaire
- Spreadsheet for code inspection data
- Sample code inspection data spreadsheet
- Spreadsheet for document inspection data
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Tools to Assist with Software Peer Reviews
Some Review Support Tools:
Some Code and Document Analyzers:
- Codestriker is an open-source web-based application that supports online code reviewing.
It's available under the GNU public license. Codestriker integrates with several version-control
and defect-tracking tools.
- Code Collaborator from SmartBear Software
is a Windows-based commercial tool that facilitates code review by remote reviewers. It builds an audit
trail of review activities and integrates with several commercial version-control products.
- ASSIST, the
Asynchronous/Synchronous Software Inspection Support Tool, is available for research use.
Displaying documents in a browser, it assists (get it?) both individual and group inspection activities
performed either synchronously or asynchronously.
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- Reasoning provides an InstantQA (sm) service (not product) to inspect
C and C++ code.
- Parasoft offers several commercial tools that scan C or C++ code
to detect violations of some 170 established coding standards in those languages.
- DevPartner from Micro Focus analyzes source code
in languages including C#, Visual Basic .NET and ASP .NET
for potential problems, rule nonconformances, and violations of coding standards that could lead to problems.
- Several commercial versions of the Lint static code analyzer are available, primarily for programs written in C and C++, but also Fortran
and Java. Examples are Lint-PLUS for C and FortranLint from Cleanscape Software International
and Flexelint from Gimpel Software.
- Splint is a tool to statically check C programs for security vulnerabilities and coding mistakes.
Links to Other Peer Review Resources
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Home | Publications | Seminars | Webinars |
eLearning | Products | Good Books | Links | Biography
- Don O'Neill wrote an excellent summary of
peer reviews for the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering. Don also has information about the
Quality Experiment, with benchmark performance data collected from thousands of inspections.
- Tom Gilb has made many of his writings, slide presentations,
and resources on inspections available for downloading.