Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps
Program Verification Systems announces its new product, CppCat. A plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio, this tool detects many errors that standard debug solutions often miss. Based on the acknowledged PVS-Studio static code analyzer, CppCat inherits its advantages and delivers hassle free debugging in the most convenient form and with very affordable price tag.
Static code analysis is an admitted debugging method that effectively allows revealing and eliminating many problems in a source code. Unfortunately, the build-in debuggers cannot always provide high-quality detection of logical errors, misprints or incorrect use of typical library procedures, which are definitely among the most hard to track bugs.
CppCat, a spiritual heir to Program Verification Systems´ award-winning PVS-Studio, integrates to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012 or 2013 and performs efficient debugging of C/C++ programs. Being a static code analyzer, this tool is a Microsoft Visual Studio plugin, and therefore it provides a programmer with a quick way to locate errors in the code in addition to those highlighted by the compiler.
The main advantage of the plugin is 100% hands-free functioning. This means, whenever a given file is recompiled, CppCat automatically launches the check for that file. At the same time it allows to analyze the entire code of the application for errors and potentially erroneous fragments.
"CppCat is fast, powerful and extremely affordable. For $250, not only does a developer get a full-featured and easy to use debug solution, but he also receives a bug-free reliable code", says Evgeniy Ryzhkov, General Director at Program Verification Systems. "With all the power of our PVS-Studio, CppCat is a lightweight tool embodying our entire experience in making developer instruments".