Code Spotter vs Git-appraise: What are the differences?
Code Spotter: Cloud-based Static Code Analysis for Java. Boolean satisfiability. Interprocedural data flow. Statistical analysis. We’ve got them all. Plus false path pruning, which understands the data dependencies in your code and eliminates infeasible paths from the analysis so you don’t waste time triaging non issues; Git-appraise: Distributed code review system for Git repos (by Google). This is a distributed code review system for Git Code reviews are stored inside the repository as git objects that can be pushed and pulled to remote repos.
When pulling, updates from the remote are automatically merged by the tool..
Code Spotter and Git-appraise can be primarily classified as "Code Review" tools.
Some of the features offered by Code Spotter are:
- Accurate Java source code analysis
- Easy to understand results
- Uncover issues faster with deep source code analysis – find that needle in the haystack.
On the other hand, Git-appraise provides the following key features:
- Code review requests
- Continuous integration status
- Robot comments (generated by static analysis tool)
Git-appraise is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 125 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Git-appraise's open source repository on GitHub.