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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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Eliminate Interruptions with App Restarts and Focus on Writing Code
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
WHITE PAPER: For developers, turnaround time due to application redeployments and restarts after code changes is a huge waste of time. In this white paper, discover how you can eliminate the need to redeploy Java applications after making code changes, including while adding new features or fixing bugs.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

ZeroTurnaround

Application Server Goodness Without Misconfiguration
sponsored by ZeroTurnaround
WHITE PAPER: Developers like to write software, not fight with their tools. What are the various woes of different application servers? Get the low-down inside this resource, so you can turn your current frustrations into actionable, informed decisions.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

ZeroTurnaround

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.

Open Source BPM Hits The Mark For Delivering New Class Of Process Apps
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this report from Forrester Research, Inc., explore the various challenges that modern application developers face and learn why savvy dev teams are considering open source BPM as an alternative to hand-coding and as a viable way to overcome these issues.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

Application Note: Structured Testing - The Path to Thorough Code Coverage
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Basis path testing, also known as Structured Testing, is the primary code-based testing strategy recommended by McCabe Software and supported by McCabe IQ. The main idea behind this testing is that decision outcomes within a software function should be tested independently. This article provides an overview of the benefits of basis path testing.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

McCabe Software, Inc.

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.

Success with Static Analysis for Security: Why Code Audits Fail
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why and how to apply static analysis tools in the context of a policy-based security process that not only prevents security vulnerabilities, but also focuses on SDLC productivity.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Parasoft Corporation

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

Improving Software Security by Identifying and Securing Path Linking Attack Surfaces to Attack Targets
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Most companies do not have time to thoroughly investigate all of the potential attack targets inside an application. This white paper explains how the use of software security analysis (SSA) and path methodologies can help you identify vulnerable code and improve application security.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

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

Klocwork
 
 
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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