Static Code Analysis is a technique employed in software development for checking on the source code without giving any external inputs to the code. The code is checked out for defects caused due to programming errors which can cause a security issue or a complete crash of the code during it’s actual execution.
It is to be noted that “Static Code Analysis” is normally taken up with the help of some automated tool which helps to do a complete branch coverage and path coverage, making it sure that all the parts of the software is checked on before the code is pushed to the next stage.
Statically the code can be checked in terms of security vulnerabilities, architectural flaws and compliance to some specific coding standards. Specialized software tools are available to take up these checks and certification is also given by these tool vendors to certify the software accordingly. Usage of Static Code analysis tools in India on rise after service companies started using Devops concepts to improve efficiencies of SDLC.