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Spike – A code editor plugin highlighting fine-grained changes

Ronald Escobar; Juan Pablo Sandoval; Hagen Tarner; Fabian Beck; Alexandre Bergel

This repository contains our plugin, Spike, a source code highlighting plugin that uses the font color to visually encode fine-grained version difference information within the code editor. In contrast to previously mentioned tools, Spike can highlight insertions, deletions, updates, and refactorings all in a same line. Our plugin also enriches the source code with small icons that allow retrieving detailed information about a given code change. 

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