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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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Breaking the Rules in BRMS Technology
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Read this technology spotlight to examine the key benefits and use cases for business rules engines and learn about a specific offering and its contribution to the BRMS market.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015


5 Reasons to Adopt Business Rules
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents five reasons why you should think about using a Business Rules Management System in your business. Read now to free up time to start focusing on high priority IT projects.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015


Introducing the Agile Desktop: Achieve high velocity with the Klocwork C/C++ developer's desktop
sponsored by Klocwork
WHITE PAPER: As Agile is embraced by development organizations everywhere, the need to produce clean, maintainable software quickly is great. To achieve development agility, developers must maintain velocity, eliminate bug debt, and focus on peer interaction. Read this paper to learn how to automate time consuming development activities to boost productivity.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2009


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

Securing your Private Keys as Best Practice for Code Signing Certificates
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines recent security breaches such as Stuxnet, and offers best practice measures, especially for the Windows platform, that can help to safeguard private keys so that your company doesn't become tools of malicious hackers.
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 28 Jul 2011

VeriSign EMEA

A Practical Guide to Identifying Slow Code During Development
sponsored by Micro Focus, Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Many seemingly innocent coding practices can cause code to execute slowly. It’s far better for software quality, and less costly for the business, to find slow code before it becomes a business problem. This white paper examines the main causes and provides a practical guide to identifying them.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

Micro Focus, Ltd

IBM Rational Systems Development Solution eKit
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to improve product quality and communication during systems development to effectively reduce costs and respond to changing business requirements.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Published: 25 Jul 2006

IBM Software Group

Seven Practical Steps to Delivering More Secure Software
sponsored by Fortify Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides seven practical steps that help to effectively secure your company's software and shows you how to quickly evaluate the current state of software security and create a plan for dealing with it throughout the development life-cycle.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortify Software

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.

11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn 11 best practice peer code review tips to optimize review sessions, improve code, and make the most of valuable time. Some of the key findings include how many lines of code you should review in an hour, annotating code before you begin reviewing, leveraging a check list system, and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012

SmartBear Software
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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