Backed by sophisticated technology to perform deep-flow dataflow analysis, the analysis toolsets identify critical coding issues relating to control-flow, variable state and library usage.
The Dataflow analysis engine incorporates an advanced, industry-proven Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT) solver engine* – a technology first for deep-flow static analysis products. A combination of SMT solver and in-house language and parsing expertise result in exceptionally accurate dataflow and semantic modeling of C and C++ code – a foundation for a set of unique analysis checks.
The dataflow solution builds from the ground up, leveraging precise knowledge of program state during symbolic execution. Inter-function analysis involves tight binding of call arguments to function parameters, thus continuing the precision of the analysis. Path and value traces to each discovered defect are provided through sub-messages.
The global software community is becoming laser-focused on defect detection as a preliminary step towards a coding standards prevention approach. PRQA’s coding defect analysis is a strong investment with proven payback, and one that additionally scales to powerful prevention.
* Includes Yices™ decision procedures technology under license from SRI International®