In traditional SDLC process, manual code review is done after the code is constructed and finding & fixing the defects require more time and resources which is costly and overburdening.
With IDE plugins, the code review is automatically done as the developer writes code by detecting various kinds of coding defects (e.g. security vulnerabilities, coding errors, wrong coding practices etc.) during development phase. Some IDE plugins help detect the defects and provide informative fixes during the construction of programs itself. With this, manual code review effort is minimized & developers can jump to the defects immediately to see the explanation on how to fix it. The IDE plugins also allow to write customized rules and/or guidelines as per the company’s frameworks and policies.
Plugins That Detect Security Vulnerabilities