.NET Memory Profiling in Visual Studio 2013

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 23, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 comes with a better memory profiler for .NET applications, but it is still far behind the other commercial offerings.

Coverity 2012: How to Get a Low Defect Density

by Abel Avram on  May 07, 2013

This article contains the testimonies of several project leaders detailing the process used to achieve a low Coverity Scan defect density.

An Errors List Underscores the Need for Static Code Analysis

by Abel Avram on  Dec 14, 2012

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 - Improve Productivity by Reducing Keystrokes

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 19, 2012

JustCode Q3 ships with several new features which enables developers to minimize coding by automating frequently used tasks and thereby improving productivity.

Using NDepend and LINQ to Examine Code

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 12, 2012

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.

What’s new with Roslyn, Microsoft’s Compiler APIs

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 05, 2012

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 3.0: New Commercial Editions And The Developer's Cockpit

by Kostis Kapelonis on  May 30, 2012

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.

Coverity: Open Source Code Has Fewer Defects than Commercial One

by Abel Avram on  Mar 06, 2012 2

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.

ARM DS 5 CE Includes a Debugger and Analyzer of Android Native Code

by Abel Avram on  Dec 01, 2011

ARM is offering a community edition of their Development Studio 5, containing a debugger and a performance analyzer of Android native code.

Jolt Award 2011 for Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools

by Michael Stal on  Nov 02, 2011

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.

AppDynamics Lite 2 Released - Adds Monitoring Support for Free

by Fabian Lange on  Oct 28, 2011 2

Application Performance Measurement (APM) vendor AppDynamics has released AppDynamics Lite version 2.0, bringing new features from their commercial product into the free version.

MIT introduces Oracle for Object-Oriented Programmers

by Michael Stal on  Oct 07, 2011

In a recent news article the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has introduced a technology for automatically remembering connections between objects. The provided system determines how objects in a large software project interact, so it can inform latecomers which objects they will need to design certain types of functions.

New Relic Offers Real-time Performance Monitoring for Heroku Java users

by Charles Humble on  Sep 13, 2011 2

New Relic is bringing its well-regarded web application performance service to Java applications running on Heroku's PaaS. The add-on is offered in two versions, a free standard version, and a professional subscription service currently costing $0.06 per dyno hour. New Relic have also announced Python support for their stand-alone product.

JProfiler 7: Probes, Threads and Heap Inspections

by Bienvenido David on  Aug 18, 2011

ej-technologies GmbH has released JProfiler 7.0. JProfiler is a Java SE/EE profiling tool which features CPU profiling, memory profiling, thread profiling and VM telemetry. Version 7.0 comes with an improved heap walker, custom probes and built-in probes for JDBC, JMS, JNDI, Servlets, files, sockets and processes.

Coverity releases new tool for Code Governance

by Michael Stal on  May 07, 2011 3

The privately owned US company Coverity claims that its newly released and browser-based software tool Coverity Integrity Control supports development organizations to set standard policies for code quality and security, and then manage, monitor and report on these policies as code is tested.