IDE’s like Visual Studio plays a big role in maintaining high quality of code and improving the productivity of coding at the same time.
Code Map is one of those feature, it would allow you to visualize relationships in code, when you create a new code map, it appears in a tab next to the code editor. This allows you to see where you are in the hierarchy of the code while you’re working in the code itself.
Code maps can be created only with the Ultimate version of Visual Studio 2013. You can also open and view code maps with the other flavors of Visual Studio 2013.
Code analysis (previously FxCop) is a static analysis tool which searches for common patterns which may indicate that something is wrong in the source code.
Metrics are only useful if you know what to do with the answers you get. In essence a software metric is like a thermometer. The fact that you measure something at 98.6° F doesn’t mean anything until you know what the normal temperature is. The above temperature is good for body temperature but really bad for ice cream.
Software code review is a process to ensure that the code meets the functional requirements and also helps the developers to adhere to the best coding practices. Additionally, code review process helps in improving the software quality.
This code review checklist also helps the code reviewers and software developers (during self code review) to gain expertise in the code review process, as these points are easy to remember and follow during the code review process.