SHINOBI: A Tool for Automatic Code Clone Detection in the IDE. Recent research has acknowledged that code clones decrease the maintainability and reliability of software programs, thus it is being regarded as one of the major factors to increase development/maintenance cost. We introduce SHINOBI, a novel code clone detection/modification tool that is designed to aid in recognizing and highlighting code clones during software maintenance tasks. SHINOBI is implemented as an add-in of Microsoft Visual Studio that automatically reports clones of modified snippets in real time.