Why Automated Static Analysis?
Clean, Secure, and
Compliant Code in Less Time

PRQA automated static analysis identifies defects, vulnerabilities, and compliance issues during the development phase where they can be fixed faster and for less money.

"Manual code reviews can no longer be considered as a viable solution, we need tools to automate this process. We found QA·C to be very accurate and capable of detecting many more real problems and was ultimately able to improve the code quality.”

András Lénárd,
Senior Software Engineer at Műszer Automatika Group

Organizations that need to manage the complexity of developing high-integrity software face these 4 challenges:

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Bringing their feature-rich products to market quickly, while ensuring the software is secure, reliable, and compliant with established and/or internal coding standards.

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Having difficulty aligning development teams that are large, geographically distributed, and a mix of internal and outsourced resources. Plus, coping with constantly changing requirements.

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Balancing QA and Security Initiatives with development speed and quality in a way that maximizes profitability.

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Being unable to reuse code at scale and across locations, causing slower innovation and further reducing software security, maintainability, reliability, and development speed.

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“Quality needs to be part of your process... if it’s not, you will have a problem. Start with checking your standards and managing your complexity. For this, there is static analysis.”

-Jan Verbeke, a Senior Software Engineering and Quality 
and Tool Manager at Philips Digital TV

Jan Verbeke, a Senior Software Engineer and Tool Manager at Philips Digital TV says it better. 2 min:

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How static analysis helps you produce better software in less time:

1. Catch issues alternative bug catchers miss

Lint and other bug catchers miss issues that only static analysis can identify.

These alternatives also produce more false positives and false negatives, resulting in wasted time triaging bugs, and system failures that can have severe consequences depending on the nature of the software.

PRQA’s platform catches more issues while producing fewer false positives and negatives.

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2. Fix software defects and coding standards violations - while you code

Static analysis allows you to analyze code for defects and compliance with the coding standard of your choice (e.g. MISRA, JSF, HIC++, your own internal standards) while you code and without executing programs.

This ensures that errors are caught early and often, avoiding the costly process of correcting systemic defects after development is complete.

3. Developers quickly learn how to write clean, secure, and compliant code

Because developers get immediate and contextual feedback within their IDE, immediate and contextual feedback implies feedback occurs while they code.
They quickly form coding habits that are aligned with your organization’s expectations.

An added benefit is that your large and geographically distributed teams will all code to the same standards, resulting in code that is easier to maintain, build upon, and introduce to new hires and outsourced resources.

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4. Accelerate time to market by creating software that passes mandatory testing

If your software is safety-critical or mission-critical, it needs to meet or exceed industry standards designed to identify defects that may result in system failure, injury, or even death.

You will minimize the number and severity of issues remaining at the end of development because your developers are producing better code and issues are identified and fixed as they happen. As a result, you will launch better products ahead of your competition.

5. It’s fast

Automated static analysis provides the most value to large and sophisticated code bases that include legacy code and new code.

It can analyze millions of lines of source code to ensure both legacy and new code meet the standards set by your organization.

This is why Fortune 500 companies such as Ford, Bombardier, Honeywell and many more trust PRQA.

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