PVS-Studio Alternatives

    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 eight 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 Coverity Scan (Freemium), Clang Static Analyzer (Free, Open Source), lgtm.com (Free) and VisualCodeGrepper (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 18, 2021

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      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.
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    1. Coverity Scan Static Analysis allows to find and fix defects in your Java, C/C++ or C# open source project for free. It tests every line of code and potential execution path. The root cause of each defect is clearly explained, making it easy to fix bugs.
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    2. The Clang Static Analyzer is a source code analysis tool that finds bugs in C, C++, and Objective-C programs.
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    3. 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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    4. 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:

    5. 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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    6. A tool to detect bugs in C/Java/Objective-C programs.
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    7. 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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