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What Is Static Analysis?

Static analysis examines source code without executing it to identify defects, vulnerabilities, and code quality issues.

Related terms: coding standards, flow analysis, standards compliance, SAST

Static Analysis: Examples in Context

A code quality analysis tool performs static analysis on source code to detect code smells, potential bugs, and adherence to coding standards.

A software architect uses static analysis reports to identify security vulnerabilities and optimize code performance during code reviews.