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GrammaTech Integrates Static Analysis with Eclipse Development Environment

CodeSonar’s warnings for C/C++ and Java code now viewable within Eclipse

San Jose, CA, Design West — GrammaTech, Inc., a leading manufacturer of software-analysis tools, today announced that their flagship static analysis tool, CodeSonar, is now integrated with the Eclipse IDE. This integration provides developers with the ability to correct programming defects found by CodeSonar without leaving Eclipse.

"Eclipse is one of the most popular IDEs and many of our customers have rolled it out company-wide as their standard IDE,” said Paul Anderson, Vice President of Engineering at GrammaTech. “With this integration, CodeSonar-generated warnings are displayed in the Eclipse ‘problems view.’ Users can navigate seamlessly from a CodeSonar warning to the actual problematic code and code can be fixed immediately."Developers can use CodeSonar’s Eclipse plug-in to run a CodeSonar analysis from within Eclipse, allowing them to examine their code on the desktop and fix issues before check-in. The new capability will be provided at no additional charge.

Results are automatically synchronized with a central server running at the customer site, enabling the development team to manage results in a coordinated way. For example, when a user categorizes a defect warning as a high-priority issue, the categorization is propagated to the rest of the users. Users can also compare the results of different analysis runs, for instance, comparing an analysis performed locally to a nightly build analysis, to focus on newly-introduced coding errors.

The Eclipse IDE is used by millions of developers creating software in a variety of languages. Many manufacturers of software development tools have built their tools on the Eclipse platform. The project was founded by IBM in 2001 and is now managed by the Eclipse Foundation, a vendor-neutral, nonprofit organization.

Pricing and Availability

The CodeSonar Eclipse plug-in is expected to be available late this summer. Customers with a current software maintenance contract will receive it at no additional charge.

About GrammaTech and CodeSonar:

GrammaTech’s static analysis tools are used worldwide by Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, startups and government agencies. The staff includes 16 PhD experts in static analysis and a superb engineering team, all focused on creating the most innovative and in-depth analysis algorithms. The company’s flagship product, CodeSonar, is a sophisticated static analysis tool that performs a whole-program, interprocedural analysis on C/C++, Java, and binary code, identifying complex programming bugs that can result in serious reliability or security problems. More information about CodeSonar can be found here.