Program Verification Systems, the creator of PVS-Studio, a static code analyzer for C and C++, has published a list of programming errors, some of them being found in popular open source projects such as Chromium, TortoiseSVN, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, and others.
JustCode Q3 ships with several new features which enables developers to minimize coding by automating frequently used tasks and thereby improving productivity.
Telerik's JustDecompile Q3 2012 ships with support for C#5 and WinRT. It integrates with Visual Studio via JustCode and includes two plugins.
Debugging precompiled assemblies without any source code and PDB files is not easy without proper instrumentation. And Red Gate’s .NetNET Reflector is the right tool for this job. Being a class browser, decompiler and a static analyzer, it can decompile the assembly on-the-fly in Visual Studio and then step through it as if debugging an assembly with a source code.
NDepend has released a new version of their flagship static code analysis product. NDepend 4 introductes Code Query LINQ, NDepend.API, and VS 2012 support.
Roslyn is a set of libraries for handling compilation, scripting, workspaces, and IDE services. It is an extensible model with VB and C# being the first two target languages. While still far from completion, Roslyn is targeting VB 12/C# 6, this release marks a major milestone for the project.
Sonar Quality Dashboard version 3.0 has recently been released including separate commercial editions and a new plugin allowing developers to see how their individual commits affect project quality.
A Coverity study concludes that open source code using static analysis has on average a lower number of defects than commercial code, but they are on par when it comes to code of similar sizes.
Several sub-regions of the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud were affected by the leap-year bug making some of their services unavailable for many customers for 12 to 24 hours.
The first binaries of Dartium, Chrome with a built-in Dart VM, are now available for download. Dartium has the beginnings of debugging support in Dev Tools. Meanwhile, a lot of documentation resources have become available both from Google and outside.
Debugger Canvas, the tool that introduced 'Code Bubbles' to the Visual Studio Ultimate debugger, debuted last summer. Debugger Canvas 1.1 launches with new features including an easy on/off switch that can be used while debugging, and the ability to view multiple threads at once.
ARM is offering a community edition of their Development Studio 5, containing a debugger and a performance analyzer of Android native code.
Microsoft has released the Parallel Visualization Pack for Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Built to extend the functionality of the new Parallel Watch Window, the pack includes four visual tools to aid in debugging multithreaded applications.
On October 26th, The Jolt Judges announced the awards for 2011 in the category “Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools”. In detail, the Jolt hall of fame now includes the products Paradigm for UML, Restructure 101, and Requirements Center 2010.