Static Program Analysis
Static Program Analysis provides huge benefits on a wide scale of aspects, yet roughly a third of all developers say they are not using any SPA at all. This talk shall provide an overview of what tools are out there, how they work, and what the pros and cons they have. All of this peppered with examples and look behind the scenes of SPA tools. It shall help you to build your very own tool stack. Finally, we give an outlook on the immediate future and what to expect from upcoming tools.
Intro, some stats, and motivation
Some theory refresher (semantic vs syntax, ML vs Symbolic AI, representing code in graphs, polyglot)
Textual processing – the very basic tools and ML
Linters and AST
Event Graphs and Symbolic AI
Dos and Don'ts – how to build your tool stack
Outlook – what to expect more
Call to action
LEVEL OF TALK: Intermediate
Frank Fischer is a 20+ year industry veteran who worked for Microsoft, Google, Deutsche Telekom, and others. He is doing the developer relations of DeepCode AG.