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Ensuring Code Quality in Multi-Threaded Applications: How to Eliminate Concurrency Defects With Static Analysis

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Executive Summary

Developers moving to multi-threaded applications need advanced new testing capabilities to help them control this new cause of software complexity. Because they are nearly impossible to replicate in dynamic testing environments, static analysis is uniquely suited to play an important role in eliminating concurrency defects early in the software development lifecycle. However, due to their underlying complexity, some concurrency defect types have historically escaped detection by conventional static analysis tools. Today, sophisticated new technology from Coverity is advancing the science of static analysis to help developers meet the challenge of creating multi-threaded applications. By arming developers with static analysis capabilities that detect complex concurrency defects early in the development lifecycle, organizations will accelerate their ability to produce and release multi-threaded applications with greater confidence.

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