AdaCore Releases Major New Version of CodePeer Static Analysis Tool
SAN JOSE, Calif., NEW YORK and PARIS, April 23, 2013 – Design West Conference – AdaCore today announced the release of CodePeer 2.2, the advanced static analysis tool that helps developers detect potential run-time and logic errors in Ada programs. CodePeer is able to find non-trivial problems by systematically analyzing every possible input and path through the program, and can be employed very early in the development cycle to identify defects when they are the least costly to repair.
CodePeer is fully integrated into the GNAT Pro development environment and comes with a number of complementary static analysis tools common to the technology – a coding standard verification tool (GNATcheck), a source code metric generator (GNATmetric), a semantic analyzer and a document generator.
CodePeer 2.2 introduces many improvements, driven by customer feedback, including:
• Integration into GNATbench, the GNAT Pro Ada plug-in for Eclipse and Wind River Systems Workbench
• Full support for GNAT project files
• Message review from HTML reports
• New “–level” switch to easily tune CodePeer messages and analysis time for any kind of code base
• More accurate analysis of math functions and floating point computations
• Export of messages to spreadsheets
“CodePeer 2.2 brings users an extra level of flexibility through interfaces to Eclipse, spreadsheets, and full HTML capabilities,” said Arnaud Charlet, CodePeer Product Manager at AdaCore. “This new release now provides solutions for the full range of Ada projects, including those with requirements for the highest levels of integrity and certification, as well as systems with large and complex code bases.”
A pre-recorded demo presented by Quentin Ochem introducing the latest CodePeer 2.2 features is currently available online. Please visit: http://www.adacore.com/knowledge/demos/codepeer-2-2
Serving as an efficient and accurate code reviewer, CodePeer identifies constructs that are likely to lead to run-time errors such as buffer overflows, and it flags legal but suspect code, typical of logic errors. Going well beyond the capabilities of typical static analysis tools, CodePeer also produces a detailed analysis of each subprogram, including pre- and post-conditions. Such an analysis makes it easier to find potential bugs and vulnerabilities early: if the implicit specification deduced by CodePeer does not match the component’s requirements, a reviewer is alerted immediately to a likely logic error. During system development, CodePeer can help prevent errors from being introduced, and it can also be used as part of a systematic code review process to dramatically increase the efficiency of human review. Furthermore, CodePeer can be used retrospectively on existing code, to detect and remove latent bugs.
Pricing and Availability
CodePeer is immediately available. Please contact AdaCore (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on pricing and supported configurations.
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore's flagship product is the open source GNAT Pro development environment, which comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive world-wide customer base; see http://www.adacore.com/home/company/customers/ for further information.
Ada and GNAT Pro see a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including space-based systems, commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains, such as financial services. The SPARK Pro toolset, available from AdaCore, is especially useful in such contexts.
AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris. www.adacore.com