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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Monday, June 26, 2006
Simian: A tool for Detecting Similar Code
Simian is a code similarity analyser that can be used to identify duplication in “…any human readable files…”. Simian runs natively in any .NET 1.1 or higher supported environment and on any Java 1.4 or higher virtual machine.
Howard van Rooijen shows how to integrate Simian into Visual Studio here Detecting duplicate code with Simian and also how to make it more usuable here MonkeyWrangler - Making Simian more usable in Visual Studio
To incorporate it into your NAnt automated build scripts, create a simian target:
<property name="Exec.Simian" value="C:\BuildTools\simian-2.2.8\bin\simian-2.2.8.exe"/>
<target name="runSimian" description="Runs Simian to find duplicate code">
The latest version of CruiseControl.Net already contains the necessary .XSL formatter to display the results in the CC.Net dashboard, just point it to the simian.xml output file.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com