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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

PRQA updates its flagship static code analysis tools

By Nick Flaherty at www.flaherty.co.uk

PRQA has released new versions of its QA·C and QA·C++ automated static code analysis tools. QA·C 9.3.1 and QA·C++ 4.1 provide improved analysis and an enhanced user interface.

“Automated static code analysis, by removing coding defects before compilation, cuts down on test and debug time, bringing projects to completion faster and with better quality code,” said Paul Blundell, CEO of PRQA. “The new releases of QA·C and QA·C++ are designed to improve still further the analysis phase, with subsequent benefits throughout the development process.”

The two tools share the PRQA Framework 2.2 platform which provides faster detection of coding defects with fewer “false positives”. A Diagnostic Severity Filter, controlled by a slider in the GUI, allows the analysis to focus on the most important code defects for a rapid turnaround, while new capabilities provide the ability to manage analysis configurations for multiple build variants within a single project. There is also a new facility to detect any issues caused by passing function parameters between translations.

Also in the new releases is extended full coverage of MISRA C:2012 coding guidelines and greater support for CERT C security coding standards.

While the tools can be integrated into standard industry IDEs such as Eclipse, a new GUI provides improved management tools, particularly for project configuration and traceability of defects and fixes throughout the product development cycle.

QA·C 9.3.1 and QA·C++ 4.1 are available now from prqa.com

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