Posts Tagged ‘MISRA’

  • MISRA and ISO 26262 explained

    on Dec 3, 14 • by Roy Sarkar • with No Comments

    MISRA and ISO 26262 explained

    MISRA and ISO 26262 play a big role in automotive software development today. Here's a brief explanation of what they mean and how static code analysis can help

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  • Importance of MISRA

    on Jul 26, 11 • by Alen Zukich • with No Comments

    Importance of MISRA

    Recently I was at our European partner advisory board.  This is a session where we all get together and talk about the current market, the upcoming release and anything else to help our partners be more successful.  The most valuable sessions for myself is hearing from the partners on what works and what doesn’t.  This ranges from commercial issues to technical issues with the product. One very clear message from all the partners was that our MISRA support was a huge plus.  Here in North America we have seen small pockets of adoption, but in

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  • In standards we unite, in agile we diverge

    on Jan 11, 11 • by Patti Murphy • with 2 Comments

    In standards we unite, in agile we diverge

    What comes first—the process or the tool? Yes. Any tool worth its salt should integrate into existing processes and tools. What’s interesting and informative is seeing the similarities and differences in how the same tool is applied in different organizations, across continents and oceans. The emphasis on quality unites everyone, but the level to which agile is adopted is what makes static analysis markets different. No one knows this more than Mark Grice, Klocwork Director and Manager of the International Reseller/Partner Network, and Steve Howard, head of Partner Support in Europe. Trying to talk to

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  • MISRA rules that don’t make sense

    on May 13, 10 • by Alen Zukich • with 3 Comments

    Previously I posted the value of using coding standards, specifically MISRA C and MISRA C++.  This time I wanted to go through some general experiences we had with some of the checkers, specifically the ones that seem to throw a lot of violated rules, to the point that on some code bases MISRA flagged more than one error per LOC! There are still tons of great rules you can apply even if you don’t make an embedded product.  But as I said before, it doesn’t make sense to turn on all the MISRA rules.  After

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  • ESC SJ 2010 – Optimism, Tools for small codebases and MISRA

    on May 5, 10 • by Eric Hollebone • with No Comments

    ESC SJ 2010 – Optimism, Tools for small codebases and MISRA

    I just got back from a visit to the Valley and had an awesome week in San Jose/San Fran.  I even had time to play a bit of the tourist this time (I ran the Golden Gate bridge/Presidio).  All that was fun, but what I always enjoy is the conversations we had with customers and prospects at this year’s ESC SJ 2010 conference. It is always interesting listening to their successes and teasing out the trending topics and new issues that matter to development teams.  Here are the top three themes that caught my ear this year

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  • MISRA – More Irrelevant Software Requirements Again

    on Mar 30, 10 • by Alen Zukich • with 4 Comments

    What is MISRA? More Irrelevant Software Requirements Again…uh no but certainly the sentiment of many developers.  MISRA (Motor Industry Software Reliability Association) is a coding standard, which first released MISRA C in 1998 and has since been revised.  Obviously, this came out of the automotive sector with a clear focus on helping software systems to be more reliable and maintainable. MISRA has since grown.  Now you see more and more industries adopting these standards.   In 2008, MISRA released the C++ equivalent standard.  So the obvious question is, should I apply this to my software source

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  • Compiler warnings, Coding standards, Code quality…oh my! (Part 3)

    on Jan 12, 10 • by Alen Zukich • with No Comments

    In my previous blog post, we talked about the value of compiler warnings and reasons to have source code analysis. Now, I’d like to get into the value of coding standards and touch on how you can fit this altogether. Coding standards are a set of rules or guidelines usually created as part of an industry. The goal is simple, provide guidelines, so you can create better code and increase your code quality. Probably the most common coding standard I run into is called MISRA C. This is a standard created for C code in

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