I have been looking and evaluating many of the code complexity/anlysis/coverage tools that are out on the market now. McCabe & Associates ownes most of the market space, however their tools are very expensive. Does anyone have any experience with other tools that are/might be comparable to McCabes tools? Any comments are appreciated.
I am not sure what technical environment you are looking at, but I would suggest you also review Compuware's product offerings. XPEDITER/Code Coverage is a mainframe code analysis & complexity tool that was just released. For the Microsoft client/server environment, look at Compuware's NuMega suite of products including TrueCoverage for Visual Basic, MS C++ and MS J++. The NuMega tools almost make me want to go back into the field as a VB developer again.
If you are considering integrating code coverage with automated testing (with QA Partner or SilkTest), I can recommend CompuWare Numega's TrueCoverage product.
Our Win95/98 applications are developed using VC++ 6.0, which trueCoverage integrates with very nicely. More importantly, very little modification was required to our existing library of SilkTest automation to integrate TrueCoverage into our testing environment.
Obviously, if you're not using Silk or QAP, your mileage may vary...
[This message has been edited by Tony Mrozinski (edited 10-14-1999).]
My boss is all jazzed up over McCabe and is trying to convince our company to buy Test.
I'm concerned about this mainly because I can find very little in forums like this on the McCabe tools. You read their client list and you get the imprression that everyone uses it...but you don't see anyone talking about it. I'm starting to think that the above comment about shelfware may be closer to reality.
Can anyone comment that they use this tool and find it valuable? We are mostly a VB shop and I know that some of the developers are running TrueCoverage. Does anyone have experience with both McCabe and TrueCoverage and would care to share a little wisdom?
[This message has been edited by EAS (edited 09-11-2002).]