Running code review analysis

A code review analysis compares source code with a set of coding standards to ensure compliance.

The rule categories for a code review are made up of rule categories that focus on particular aspects of software quality such as globalization, compliance, and maintainability. You can browse the code review rule categories in the UI by opening the top-level folders for Java™ Code Review or C/C++ Code Review.

During a code review analysis, if the code conflicts with a rule, a rule result is generated. Rule results typically recommend the action that you should take to fix the conflict. You can run code reviews at any stage in the development cycle and as frequently as necessary.

Running regular automated code reviews during the software development can provide the following benefits: