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DEFINITION: Source code analysis is the automated testing of source code for the purpose of debugging a computer program or application before it is distributed or sold. Source code consists of statements created with a text editor or visual programming tool and then saved in a file. The source code is the most permanent form of a program, even though the program may later be modified, improved or upgraded.Source  … 
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Source Code Management White Papers (View All Report Types)
Using Static Analysis and Continuous Integration to Improve Code Quality
sponsored by Programming Research
WHITE PAPER: How can you ensure that your code meets its quality targets while still delivering software on time and within budget? Discover how using continuous integration and static analysis together can help you address issues before they become major problems and achieve higher quality code within tighter project deadlines.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

Programming Research

The Hidden Costs of ERP Customizations
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Customizations for enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business applications are becoming less useful and threaten to widen the functional gaps they were supposed to help bridge. Access this white paper to discover the hidden costs of ERP customizations and learn how to transition into the next generation of app personalization.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016


11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper recommends best practices for efficient, lightweight peer code review that have been proven to be effective via scientific study and extensive field experience. Use the techniques discussed in this paper to ensure your code reviews improve your code and make the most of your developers' time.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

SmartBear Software

Objects, Databases and the Myth of Serialization
sponsored by Versant Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Authors quite commonly, and incorrectly, refer to the process of serialization as part of what is happening when an object database stores an object or object graph. This white paper debunks that misperception, and sets the record straight about the efficiency of object databases as brought about by the avoidance of serialization.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Versant Corp.

Metrics That Matter: Quantifying Software Security Risk
sponsored by Fortify Software
WHITE PAPER: Software security presents new measurement challenges: there are no established formulas for quantifying the security risk present in an application. This paper provides a set of metrics for ensuring an accurate view of software projects.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Fortify Software

Defend Against Injection-based Attacks
sponsored by Klocwork
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a detailed description of injection vulnerabilities, discusses how they present themselves to both end users and software developers, and explains mitigation strategies to help resolve the various types of injection attacks.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 27 Dec 2013


Using Cyclomatic Path Analysis to Detect Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The paper discusses how path coverage is better than branch or statement coverage in testing to uncover security vulnerabilities, including showing how several CWE vulnerabilities could be undetected by branch coverage but detected by path coverage. Download this paper and find out how Cyclomatic Path Analysis can uncover these vulnerabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

McCabe Software, Inc.

CodePro AnalytiX, A Powerful Approach to Developing High Quality Code Using Eclipse
sponsored by Instantiations
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how to attain high quality Java code using Eclipse by eliminating code quality, code review and code dependency issues typically faced in software development.
Posted: 07 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007


Implementing the 5 Levels of Embedded BI
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive guide for solution architects and programmers explores how to implement embedded BI for end-user apps. Discover how to achieve the 5 levels of embedded BI: static reporting, managed interactive reports, highly interactive reports and dashboards, self-service reporting and analysis, and advanced analytics.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

TIBCO Software Inc.

Minimizing Code Defects to Improve Software Quality and Lower Development Costs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper talks about why it's important to take a proactive approach to improving overall code quality using static and dynamic analysis. It then shows how IBM Rational Software Analyzer and IBM Rational PurifyPlus software can be used together to reduce the number of defects in your company's code.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

SOURCE CODE MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  code analysis can be either static or dynamic. In static analysis, debugging is done by examining the code without actually executing the program. This can reveal errors at an early stage in program development, often eliminating the need for multiple revisions later. After static analysis has been done, dynamic analysis is performed in an effort to uncover more subtle defects or vulnerabilities. Dynamic analysis consists of real-time program testing. A major advantage of this method is the fact that it does not require developers to make educated guesses at situations likely to produce errors. … 
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