Tricorder: Building a Program Analysis Ecosystem

Caitlin Sadowski, Jeffrey van Gogh, Ciera Jaspan, Emma Soderberg, Collin Winter
2015 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering  
Static analysis tools help developers find bugs, improve code readability, and ensure consistent style across a project. However, these tools can be difficult to smoothly integrate with each other and into the developer workflow, particularly when scaling to large codebases. We present TRICORDER, a program analysis platform aimed at building a data-driven ecosystem around program analysis. We present a set of guiding principles for our program analysis tools and a scalable architecture for an
more » ... chitecture for an analysis platform implementing these principles. We include an empirical, in-situ evaluation of the tool as it is used by developers across Google that shows the usefulness and impact of the platform.
doi:10.1109/icse.2015.76 dblp:conf/icse/SadowskiGJSW15 fatcat:da2acjdxvvdnhmi3fy4tou2fl4