One of the things I would like for our new Performance Test lead engineer to work on this year is improved C coding for our LoadRunner library. There’s very little we do in terms of proactive code management. We obviously have a lot of functions. Many of the functions need to be deprecated. At the same time, all we do are light code reviews. Even those we struggle with providing very basic guidance. What I would like to do is implement static code analysis for our C code similar to the way we are doing this with our Sonar project.
Here’s the good news…It appears that we can actually integrate directly with Sonar. I’m not sure what tool is the engine for the Rules Engine they use. It looks like a custom rule set. We could also look at the following tools to see if they integrate with Sonar.