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A Method and System for Managing Private Comments in Collaborative Integrated Development Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243927D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for providing an option for managing personal/private comments/references in a collaborative integrated development environment (IDE) without exposing the personal comments/references to other users working in the collaborative IDE.

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A Method and System for Managing Private Comments in Collaborative Integrated Development Environment

A method and system is disclosed for enabling users to manage personal/private comments/references in a collaborative integrated development environment (IDE) without exposing the personal comments/references to other users working in the collaborative IDE.

The comments/references may include architecture notes, personal thoughts on conception of a design, future thoughts/ideas, or revision notes. Furthermore, comments may also contain sensitive information like credentials and private keys that only one user should have access to. The system disclosed herein provides a user with an option to maintain personal comments/references in a personal development environment locally.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, the personal/private comments/references are not uploaded to a public repositories and are only visible to a user's personal machine.

In an exemplary implementation, following syntax is employed for inserting private comments: "//PRIVATE

" or for multi-line "/*PRIVATE

*/"

Accordingly, while pushing the code to a public repository, the actual private comment content are replaced with a string of randomized letters/numbers that represents a comment ID. This randomized string could be created with a hashing function applied to comment data. The comment ID serves as a key where a value is the user's private comment. The "//PRIVATE

" is be pushed to the public repository as a reference point instead of the actual comment. This pushed comment ID reveals nothing about...