Reverse engineering and visualization of software helps you to understand your source code. It supports you with learning unfamiliar code, changing Impact Analysis, integrating Open Source code, reusing code, and maintaining Legacy Software. > further information
Software metrics help to increase your code quality. They improve the verification of Real-Time Flow, prepare Code Reviews, assesses 3rd Party Code, and track the development progress.
Imagix 4D shows over 100 metrics, including McCabe Cyclomatic Complexity, McCabe Essential Complexity, Halstead complexity, Maintainability Index (Welker), Class Cohesion (Hitz/Mont.), Class Coupling, Chidamber and Kemerer object oriented metrics, Comment Ratio, Decision Depth, Knots (Woodward, etc), number of statements and lines etc.
The structural differences between source code versions and branches are shown by graphs and reports, enabling a meaningful analysis of changes in your software. The Delta Analysis focuses on Test Case Development, Change Impact Review, Software Customization, and Project Management.
Various initiatives specify sets of rules, proscribing aspects of the structure, implementation or behavior of software, and providing a checklist against which to evaluate source code for conformance with the standard. Ongoing changes made to source code throughout the software lifecycle makes also code reviews necessary. At specific milestones during the development process, such as before source code check-in or before release of an update to manufacturing, rigorous review of software changes is an important contributor to software quality.
Through its guided checklist reviews, Imagix 4D's Review tool reduces the overall effort for code reviews in several important ways:
Imagix 4D generates software documents and graphs including UML Diagrams. This ensures accurate and informative design documents. Peer Code Reviews, Delivering Design Docs, Problem and Impact Reports, and Software Archiving is supported by Imagix 4D.
The integration of Imagix 4D with Testwell CTC++ helps you in reviewing the test coverage data. Several layouts for viewing the program flow are available.