Parasoft C/C++Test

Parasoft C/C++Test


Parasoft® C/C++test®

is an integrated Development Testing solution for automating a broad range of testing best practices proven to improve development team productivity and software quality.


Why C/C++test?


Comprehensive Software Quality Tools for C and C++

Help development teams produce better code, test it more efficiently, and consistently monitor progress towards quality goals. Automate proven Development Testing practices—such as static analysis, peer review, unit testing, coverage analysis, and runtime error detection—on the desktop early in the SDLC. For embedded and cross-platform development, C/C++test can be used in both host-based and target-based code analysis and test flows.

Automate Code Analysis for Monitoring Compliance

Prevent entire classes of programming errors by ensuring compliance with coding standards specific to your group or organization. Hundreds of built-in rules—including implementations of MISRA standards, as well as guidelines from Meyers’ Effective C++ and Effective STL books, and other sources—help identify defects, enforce best coding practices, and improve code maintainability and reusability. Enforce standard API usage and prevent the recurrence of application-specific defects after a single instance has been found.

Identify Runtime Bugs without Executing Software

Simulate feasible application execution paths across multiple functions and files—which is critical for embedded applications in which detailed runtime analysis for is ineffective or impossible. C/C++test also provides a complete path for each potential defect in the IDE and cross-links it to the code, enabling users to quickly jump to any point in the highlighted analysis path. Defects detected include using uninitialized or invalid memory, null pointer dereferencing, array and buffer overflows, division by zero, memory and resource leaks, and various flavors of dead code.

Complete and Effective Peer Review

C/C++test enables an efficient team-oriented process by automating the preparation, notification, and tracking of peer code reviews. Coding policy is automatically monitored during static analysis, which virtually eliminates line-by-line inspections. Because violations have already been identified and cleaned by the time code is submitted for review, reviews can focus on examining algorithms, reviewing design, and searching for subtle errors that automatic tools cannot detect. C/C++test is also highly-adaptable—supporting both post- and pre-commit code review workflows.

Unit, Integration, and Regression Testing

Automatically generate complete tests, including test drivers and test cases for individual functions, and use them for initial validation of the functional behavior of the code. Automatically-generated test cases can also check function responses to unexpected inputs, exposing potential reliability problems. A multi-metric test coverage analyzer, including statement, branch, path, and MC/DC coverage, helps users gauge the efficacy and completeness of tests, as well as demonstrate compliance with test and validation requirements. C/C++test also facilitates the development of a robust regression test suite that detects if incremental code changes break existing functionality.

Embedded and Cross-Platform Development

C/C++test can be used in both host-based and target-based code analysis and test flows. For extremely quality-sensitive industries, such as avionics, medical, automobile, transportation, and industrial automation, integrating C/C++test with Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP) enables efficient and auditable quality processes with complete visibility into compliance efforts. DTP and C/C++test provides full bi-directional traceability to help you achieve your compliance goals