Source Code Analysis From Microsoft

Here’s a fascinating little tool from Microsoft for teams who both have some standards that they code against and want to analyze how closely their code conforms to those standards. I haven’t given it a try yet but it looks like Microsoft has been using it internally for quite awhile and that definitely says something.

Code standards are often overlooked but they are important especially on teams > 1 because a common style makes it easier to not worry about such things as curly brace placement, spaces in parameter lists, etc. while focusing on what the code actually does. Teams without coding standards are less efficient than teams with them. Microsoft knows this and is doing something to help. I’m looking forward to giving the tool a try.

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