Tool Support for Fine-Grained Software Inspection

P. Anderson, T. Reps, T. Teitelbaum, and M. Zarins
GrammaTech Inc.

Software inspection is a proven technique to improve quality and reduce costs. Detailed source code inspections are an important part of the formal inspection process, but they require a significant time investment. Research advances in static program analysis can reduce the inspection time required. By calculating answers to standard inspection questions, CodeSurfer frees experts to focus their efforts on more challenging inspection issues. CodeSurfer provides access to and answers queries about the system-dependence graph representation of programs, and can be integrated with other tools.

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