Static Analysis as Part of the Code Review Process -- Chapter 3, Secure Programming with Static Anal

Static analysis tools can make the code review process more efficient. Learn how, as well as what exactly is involved in a code review, in this excerpt from Secure Programming with Static Analysis.


As a registered member of SearchSoftwareQuality.com, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter 3 of Secure Programming with Static Analysis written by Brian Chess and Jacob West and published by Addison-Wesley Professional. This chapter, " Static Analysis as Part of the Code Review Process," looks at what's involved in code review, who needs to develop the code review skill, when to apply it and metrics that can be derived from static analysis results.



Secure Programming with Static Analysis

Book description:
Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions. Programmers need to know that their code will be safe in an almost infinite number of scenarios and configurations. Static source code analysis gives users the ability to review their work with a fine-toothed comb and uncover the kinds of errors that lead directly to security vulnerabilities.

Now, there's a complete guide to static analysis: how it works, how to integrate it into the software development processes, and how to make the most of it during security code review. Static analysis experts Brian Chess and Jacob West look at the most common types of security defects that occur today. They illustrate main points using Java and C code examples taken from real-world security incidents, showing how coding errors are exploited, how they could have been prevented, and how static analysis can rapidly uncover similar mistakes.

This book is for everyone concerned with building more secure software: developers, security engineers, analysts and testers.

This chapter was published with the permission of Addison-Wesley Professional from the book Secure Programming with Static Analysis authored by Brian Chess and Jacob West.

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This was first published in May 2007

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