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Best Automated Source Code Review Tools For Developers

Source code analysis tools, also referred to as Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tools, can help analyze source code or compiled variations of code to help locate security flaws. SAST tools can be included in your IDE. Such tools can assist you to detect concerns throughout software application development. SAST tool feedback can conserve time and effort, specifically when compared to locating vulnerabilities later in the development cycle.

Can we ever imagine kicking back and hand reviewing each line of code to locate flaws in it? To make our job easier, numerous types of static analysis tools are readily available in the market. They help assess the code during development and identify fatal defects early in the SDLC phase. Such problems can be gotten rid of before the code is really pushed for functional QA. A defect located later on is always pricey to take care of. 

Here are some of the popular source code review tools, listed in no specific order:

  • PVS Studio: Commercial tool that supports C, C++, C++11, C++/CLI, C++/ CX, C#, and Java

  • Reshift: Commercial tool for Java that uses machine learning

  • CAST: Commercial tool supports over 30 languages

  • **Veracode: **Commercial tool that supports Android, ASP.NET, C#, C, C++, Classic ASP, COBOL, ColdFusion/Java, Go, Groovy, iOS, Java, and JavaScript

-** Coverity:** Commercial tool that supports Android, C#, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Objective-C, PHP, Python, Ruby, Scala, Swift, and VB.NET

-** CodeSonar:** Commercial tool that supports C, C++, Java, and C# and maps against the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities

  • Fortify static code analyzer: Commercial tool that supports almost all popular programming languages

  • **CodeScene behavioral code analysis: **Commercial tool that supports C, C++, C#, Java, Groovy, JavaScript, TypeScript, Objective C, Scala, Python, Swift, Go, Kotlin, Visual Basic .Net, PHP, Perl, Dart, Erlang, and Ruby

  • SonarQube: Free tool that scans source code for fifteen languages for bugs and vulnerabilities

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