What is BrowserStack Code Quality?

BrowserStack Code Quality is your software analytics platform. It lets you make informed decisions in software development and maintenance so that you can build maintainable, high-quality software. BrowserStack Code Quality leverages its proprietary analytics engine to analyze your code and gives you rich insights in a time-efficient manner. Features like ‘Key Performance Indicators’ and ‘Quality Gates’ ensure a high level of software source code quality while you concentrate on fast-paced development. Connect your source code repositories, issue-tracking systems and build systems to BrowserStack Code Quality today for a completely integrated workflow.

Why is static code analysis important?

Static code analysis helps you to identify potential software quality issues in the development stage, before the software moves to production. It can detect areas in your code that need re-factoring or simplification. It can detect programming errors or flaws and thereby reduce the number of issues detected during testing or execution. It can detect design issues and help you to improve maintainability, re-usability, functionality, runtime behaviour and portability of your program. It can also improve the communication in your development team and help train developers to produce high quality source code.

What is static code analysis?

Static code analysis is a way of analyzing source code without building or executing the program. The analysis is either performed on the source code files as they are written by the software developers, or on the object code that is produced by the compiler. This has the advantage that in most cases no build or runtime environment is required for the analysis. This is opposed to analyzing the program during its runtime (“dynamic analysis”).

How does BrowserStack Code Quality differ from its competitors?

BrowserStack Code Quality uses an algorithmic approach to detect structural design issues in code, called anti-patterns. Our dependency-analysis view is another powerful feature that supports visual diagnostics and detailed analysis of your code. Our unique ranking engine, prioritizing the hotspots based on an intelligent scoring system, helps our users address their most challenging issues quickly and effectively. Our human-centered approach, designed with both managers and developers in mind, is an elegant, easy-to-use solution to the software problem.

Is BrowserStack Code Quality open source?

No, at this time BrowserStack Code Quality is a proprietary software application.