MONROVIA, CA. (July 28, 1997) - Parasoft today announced the release of CodeWizard v1.5, a C++ static code analysis tool that saves developers the endless amounts of time, effort and money spent in debugging by preventing software defects from entering the code in the first place.
Using CodeWizard is comparable to practicing preventative medicine. Preventative medicine cannot guarantee that you will never get sick but it can decrease your chances of developing cancer. Likewise, CodeWizard static analysis cannot guarantee that you will always have bug-free code, but it will surely lessen your chances of producing problem code that will cost you time, money, and frustration later on. By using CodeWizard static analysis consistently everyday, you can significantly decrease the chances of errors ever entering your code while improving overall code quality and design.
Using Parasoft's Source Code Analysis technology, CodeWizard parses source code and automatically alerts the developer whenever an error occurs. This patent-pending technology also allows CodeWizard to look at code and judge its quality and adherence to coding standards without a programmer watching over it. "CodeWizard requires minimal effort to use and the benefits are outstanding. Remember, development tools are supposed to make the developer's jobs easier, not more difficult," says Dr. Adam Kolawa, CEO of Parasoft.
CodeWizard supports rules outlined by Scott Meyers, noted programming expert and author of "Effective C++" and "More Effective C++". Rules from these books are well-known and already part of the corporate coding standards for many software organizations. CodeWizard enforces Meyers' rules automatically. In addition, Parasoft's experts can implement a corporation's own custom rules in addition to those by Meyers, creating a customized version of CodeWizard to fit special programming requirements.
Tightly integrated with the latest Microsoft Developer's Studio, CodeWizard v.1.5 now supports 33 rules from Meyers' Effective C++collection as well as two rules by Martin-Klaus which appeared in the February 1997 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal. The following is a list of the new rules which CodeWizard supports:
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"With the new items, including rules from "More Effective C++", CodeWizard v1.5 extends its lead as the most comprehensive C++ source code analysis tool, "says Michael Aivazis, Director of Technology for CodeWizard.
CodeWizard v1.5 is available now for Windows NT and Windows 95. Special discounts are available for orders made through Parasoft's automated ordering system and for existing customers who want to upgrade to the new version. CodeWizard v1.5 can be obtained via the Parasoft web site (www.parasoft.com/wizard/index.htm).
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