Apr 7 '10
The ease with which code is analyzable depends of the language type you use.
Static analysis is becoming mainstream, with mature bug-finding tools for C and Java, including products such as Coverity Prevent, Grammatech CodeSonar, and Fortify SCA. These products limit the level of “noise” (false warnings) inherent to such tools to a minimum. However, by carefully selecting those cases for which they report a problem, these bug-finders hide the fact that they are largely uncertain about the overall correctness of the program.
Apr 6 '10
Unit Test has been around almost as long as software development itself. It just makes sense to take each application building block, build it in isolation, and execute it with test data to make sure that it does just what it should do without any confusing input from the remainder of the application. In the past, the sting came from not being able to simply lift a software unit from its development environment, compile and run it let alone supply it with test data.
Mar 24 '10
AMSTERDAM, NEW YORK and PARIS, March 24, 2010 – Avionics Europe 2010 – AdaCore today announced that global display company Barco has developed an advanced business jet avionics display system using the AdaCore GNAT Pro Ada development environment. Barco selected the GNAT Pro High Integrity Edition, along with the Traceability Kit, running on Wind River’s VxWorks 653 RTOS in order to meet the highest levels of safety standard DO-178B.
Feb 16 '10
in Embedded Computing Design
Static analysis tools are becoming more integrated into the software development process. Saving data from the compiler, change history, and error information during the process instead of as a post-code step can make static analysis more productive.
Feb 15 '10
Jack Ganssle at Embedded.com discusses the Sofcheck and AdaCore CodePeer tool in Executing software contracts; in particular he examines the tool’s ability to create contracts for subprograms.
Dec 7 '09
in Electronic Design
William Wong looks at the Dasher project being developed by Mälardalen University in Sweden.