Code compare is an Online tool that designed to find and compare the code diff that are located in the different lines with Inline or Side by Side results. Now we will discuss about its integration to make you understand how it works and what does it take to compare and merge the far located files and folders. Code compare integrates with all the popular source control system: TFS, SVN, Git, Mercurial and Perforce. This code compare is shipped both as a standalone file diff tool and a visual studio extension. Code compare pro is another edition of the tool. This is a modified version of the previous one. Code compare pro edition of the tool is specially adapted for comparing source code files. It identifies and locates changes in the respective codes with regard to its structure. Code compare features three way file merge tool that allows resolving version control merge conflicts.
Any normal comparison tool uses algorithm based on search for strictly equal strings. For this such tools cannot determine similarity between two lines if there is a little change in the both lines. Where code compare tool detects the closely similar lines that to provide better comparison result.
Structural code comparison is an approach that allows you to compare sources. They compare the codes through their signature and not by their location only. They Code Compare tool changes the codes into basic structural units and then after comparing the similar lines, it moves to find the deleted or moved blocks of codes. Structural code comparison has the feature to detect the moved block and difference explorer. These features allow viewing difference in class structure and navigating through all of them.
The structural comparison is supported by the following languages:
So here is a free tool to check the files’ originality and lots of other features.