CARES (Colleagues and Relevant Engineers' Support) is a Visual Studio 2010 editor extension that displays a list of the people who have checked in changes to the file currently open in the editor.
CARES is a prototype project in the Codebook family that explores new methods of connecting software engineers together.
Hovering over a person shows a tooltip to tell you who this person is, when he or she made checkins, and specifically notes who made the first checkin, the most recent checkin, and the most checkins. This can help you find the most appropriate person to ask a question about the file.
The UI is Lync-capable to make it easy to contact each person by email, IM or phone using the familiar Lync contact card interface.
- Anja Guzzi and Andrew Begel, Faciliting Communication between Engineers with CARES, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE, 6 June 2012