[WEBINAR] Bulletproof: How Today's Business Leaders Stay on Top

Dynamic Code Analysis

Definition - What does Dynamic Code Analysis mean?

Dynamic code analysis is a testing procedure that is part of the software debugging process and used to evaluate a program during real-time execution. It is applied during the development phase.

The main purpose of dynamic code analysis is to find errors while a program is running, functions are invoked and variables contain values, versus checking each line of code, mentally applying values and guessing possible branching scenarios.

Techopedia explains Dynamic Code Analysis

As a major part of code debugging, dynamic code analysis enables program testing in any scenario, eliminating the need to artificially create inputs or situations with the potential to produce unforeseen effects or errors. It is a standard procedure because it reduces the cost and time of testing while facilitating maintenance.

This process can uncover unexpected issues, like certain unnecessary requirements or required functionalities. Such issues do not manifest during the design process, as it is impossible for humans to determine all possible scenarios. What may sound good on paper does not always translate in practice and during observable, real-time execution.

Dynamic code analysis is also applied during the testing phase when engineers find certain bugs that only show up after multiple executions or in certain scenarios. In such cases, the only choice is to dynamically test the program and recreate the scenarios.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.