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PVS-Studio is described as 'static analyzer that detects errors in source code of C, C++ and C# applications. The PVS-Studio tool is intended for developers of contemporary applications and it integrates into the Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010/2012/2013 environment' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PVS-Studio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is Cppcheck, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PVS-Studio are Shellcheck, Coverity Scan, Clang Static Analyzer and lgtm.com.

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PVS-Studio is a static analyzer that detects errors in source code of C, C++ and C# applications. The PVS-Studio tool is...

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    Cppcheck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Eclipse

    Cppcheck is an static analysis tool for C/C++ code. Unlike C/C++ compilers and many other analysis tools it does not detect syntax errors in the code. Cppcheck primarily detects the types of bugs that the compilers normally do not detect.

    ⚫︎ PortableCppcheck can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Shellcheck icon

    Shellcheck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • GNU Emacs
    • Vim
    • Sublime Text
    • Atom
    • Code - OSS (vscode)
    • Visual Studio Code

    A simple tool for finding bugs in shell scripts.

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  3. Coverity Scan

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD

    Coverity Scan Static Analysis allows to find and fix defects in your Java, C/C++ or C# open source project for free.

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  4. Clang Static Analyzer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Xcode

    The Clang Static Analyzer is a source code analysis tool that finds bugs in C, C++, and Objective-C programs.

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  5. lgtm.com icon

    lgtm.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    lgtm.com is a platform for code analytics. It's free to use for open source software; results for over 55k projects are readily available (add your own!), has automatic code review pull request integration (GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab), and much more.

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    Axivion Suite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Axivion Suite includes static code analysis, architecture analysis and tools to identify technical debt to keep sw projects maintainable. It is compliant with coding guidelines e.g. MISRA, AUTOSAR etc. and can be integrated into your DevOps pipeline.

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  7. VisualCodeGrepper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    VCG is an automated code security review tool that handles C/C++, Java, C#, VB and PL/SQL. It has a few features that should hopefully make it useful to anyone conducting code security reviews, particularly where time is at a premium:

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  8. Parasoft C/C++test icon

    Parasoft’s C/C++test is the fully-integrated software testing solution for embedded safety-critical industries. Its automated software testing capabilities are also made for today’s high-velocity Agile DevOps environments.

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    Infer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Facebook Infer is a static analysis tool - if you give Infer some Objective-C, Java, or C code, it produces a list of potential bugs.

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    LDRA Testbed

    • Windows
    • Linux

    Liverpool Data Research Associates (LDRA) is a provider of software analysis, test and requirements traceability tools for the Public and Private sectors and a pioneer in static and dynamic software analysis.

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