For code understanding
Modern Java programs make heavy use of methods overloading, polymorphism and subtle design patterns, which make the code more abstract, but less readable, more complicated and harder to understand. SourceGlider helps to uncover the real types and values of the fields and variables, find the real callees of the virtual call sites and discover the real elements of arrays, lists, vectors, maps and other collections.
For code developing
Software developers need to keep in mind many aspects of the program code, understand the meanings of lots of classes, methods and variables. Now SourceGlider will do it for you! You don't need to execute the debugger for "watching" the variables, inspecting the call stack and tracing the program. Static code analysis allows to get this information without the program execution. Watch the fields and variables using Points-to Analysis, inspect the call hierarchy using Actual Callees Analysis, search unhandled exceptions, look into arrays and collections and analyze the dependencies.
For QA & testing
SourceGlider is quite useful in the area of quality assurance. You can use Points-to Analysis to find out all possible cases and cover them by building more thorough tests, view the impact of newly introduced changes using Impact Analysis. Our Code Metrics Viewer helps to monitor the code quality and stability, measure code properties and indicate the major coding problems.
For reverse code
SourceGlider is ideal for tasks of reverse engineering. Find out the actual meaning of fields and variables using Points-to Analysis, reestablish the meanings of obfuscated names and pick out the small but most essential parts of code using Dependencies Analysis and Impact Analysis.
For code verification
Using SourceGlider you can find hidden bugs in multithreaded programs using Threads Analysis, identify possible unhandled exceptions using Exceptions Analysis and prove that the right values are stored at the right places using Points-to Analysis.
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