Gartner Research

Static Code Analysis

Published: 12 November 2007

ID: G00203419

Analyst(s): Joe Niski

Summary

Software development teams require infrastructure to guide the development, testing, and release of applications and services. A software development lifecycle (SDLC) infrastructure provides tools and services for managing and optimizing a development program. This set of Templates expands the Application Platform Strategies Reference Architecture to include development intelligence, requirements management, software configuration management, unit testing, static code analysis, integration and build, system testing, defect management, release engineering, and integrated development environments.

Table Of Contents

Template Applicability

Template Diagram

Template Description

  • Code Analysis Logic
    • Parsing
    • Pattern Matching
    • Domain-Specific Rules
    • Analysis and Reporting
  • Code Analysis Repository
    • Analysis Rules
    • Analysis Results
    • Management Metadata
  • Interfaces
    • Code Reviews and Inspections
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Command Line Interface
    • Programming Interface
    • IDE Plug-Ins

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