Versions Manager service allows to compare a reference codebase and a refreshed version of the same codebase. It allows to identify the main changes that have been made on the source codebase (new added files, removed files and changed files). This information is useful for managing code updates for ongoing projects and measure the impacts on the achieved tasks (modernized code, dependencies, test scenarios, etc.).
Create a new project
The creation of a new Versions Manager project requires two different Codebase projects (the reference one and the refreshed one). Once the project created, AWS Blu Insights will launch the comparison on all the source code. The analysis may take some time based on the number of files. Once done, you will be notified by email.
The dashboard contains a summary of the comparison with a reminder of your reference and a refreshed project. The number of identical files and lines of code, and their difference is available. Two graphs allow to visualize the difference in files and lines between the two versions of your project.
Behind the scene, AWS Blu Insights will rely on the paths to make the whole comparison. If the codebases have a completely different folders structure, the algorithm will detect that all the files in the Refreshed codebase project are new and all the Reference codebase project have been deleted.
If the files are found in the two codebase projects, we compare their size to identify if their respective contents have been changed.
The comparison module lists all the differences found in your project files. It is divided into three tabs:
- “Added Files” contains a list of all the files that only exist in the refreshed project.
- “Deleted Files” contains a list of all the files that only exist in the reference project.
- “Modified Files” contains a list of all the files that exist in both projects but have differences (in their number of lines and their file size). You can select two files to see a visual comparison of their content.
You can select a file to view its content.
If one or several files of the comparison have their attributes changed (Workpackage, Status, Description…) in the original projects, those attributes will be updated in the comparison. However, if files are added or deleted in the Codebase projects, the comparison will be marked as outdated. A warning icon will be displayed until the comparison is relaunched.
Build your team
Download authorizations are defined when adding a new member. If the owner of the Reference Codebase project and/or the Refreshed Codebase project has deactivated code source and Excel reports downloads, these options cannot be edited.