Sider Recommended Rules for C/C++ Analysis Tool GA
January 11, 2021
Sider, a developer and provider of software development support tools, has created an optimized recommended coding guide 'Recommended Rules' and has integrated them to its automated code review service. By analyzing hundreds of existing coding guidelines, this guide contains only the essential rules followed by many open-source projects and was developed based on joint research with Professor Shingo Takada of the Department of Information Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University and Associate Professor Seigo Nakura of the Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Nanzan University.
The Recommended Rules were created by extracting coding guides that were being applied to 1,000 well-known and actively developed open-source software projects, and by analyzing source code and its development histories. By applying these new rules, Sider's automated code review generates suggestions of greater relevance and importance, lending itself to greater productivity for software development efforts.
Programming languages for which Recommended Rules can be applied
Programming languages to be supported
Coding guides were created and published for the purpose of maintaining high code quality in software. Adhering to these rules is expected to provide benefits such as deterring bugs, improving readability and maintainability, and preventing security vulnerabilities. However, the rules set forth in these various coding guides also have varying degrees of importance. For example, in programming languages where " and ' can be utilized equally, there are guides that include rules that specify which one should be used in principle. While following the rules during development is expected to make things easier for the development team, it is not clear whether applying these rules to code that is already completed is worth the effort. In some teams/projects, the decision is made not to unify as it does not contribute to productivity.
Recommended Rules was created as a coding guide that is useful for any project. By first introducing this guide into a project, and then enabling other necessary rules according to the project, it will be easy to set up and operate the guide according to the project.
In creating Recommended Rules, Sider collaborated with Professor Shingo Takada of the Department of Information Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, and Associate Professor Seigo Nakura of the Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Nanzan University. Research content is scheduled to be released in the form of research papers.
Reference papers, posters, etc.
Joint research partners