Press Release

Code Review System for Verification, Reuse and Error Prevention

Ground-breaking quality management technology for Industry-leading C/C++ analysis comes with industry-first measurement capabilities.

SAN JOSE, CA, and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – March 31 2009 – Today the Programming Research Group (PRQA) announced a major new product initiative, the PRQA Management Information System (MIS), designed to provide meaningful and actionable analytics to software development managers. MIS is designed to significantly advance code reuse and error prevention for development projects in demanding software development environments, including military and aerospace, medical design, motor industry, and high-tech and clean-tech markets.

MIS’ code quality management operates in conjunction with PRQA’s industry leading QA·C and QA·C++ analysis tools. It captures the raw analysis data and metrics for a software project, organizes this data according to the hierarchical project entity structure, and retains it for multiple source code versions.

MIS delivers meaningful and actionable quality trends and summaries. Users can create their own computational metrics, which will then be maintained through the life of a project. Using MIS’ analytics, quality professionals can drill down into the most suspect parts of the code base, identify their most suspect modules, or perform inter-project comparison.

Alongside this quality analysis, MIS enables granular detailed diagnostic management, including the ability to deviate from adherence to a coding standard or a chosen selection of critical bugs, and to store the rationale and justification for each deviation.
MIS includes an industry-first ability to combine user-defined compound metrics with full project hierarchy definition. This enables developers to establish a wide range of measurement items, including “average function complexity across a file/module” or “density of coding non-compliances.” Measurements also roll-up through each entity in the project hierarchy.

With its close binding to source version management systems, MIS can deliver full reconstruction of source plus diagnostics and metrics. This tight connection yields further gains – users can obtain full automatic baselining of diagnostics between any project versions, thus viewing or reporting only newly observed occurrences.

MIS requires a server installation and some additional components to go alongside QA·C/QA·C++ in a build/analyze environment. Client viewing is through a regular Web-browser.

Management Information System for QA·C and QA·C++ is currently undergoing early-adopter trials with selected participant customers. A broader preview release is anticipated in Q3-2009 with General Availability slated for year-end 2009.

Media Contacts

Fran Buchmann
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Suzy Kenyon, PR Agent for Programming Research
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