GrammaTech, Inc., a leading provider of source-code analysis tools, announced that CodeSonar 3.1 Enterprise now supports both the desktop and server versions of Mac OS X. “CodeSonar was originally targeted at safety-critical software, which seldom uses Mac OS X. As GrammaTech’s customer base grew broader, more companies expressed interest in CodeSonar for Mac OS X. For example, a major wireless device manufacturer requested it. The manufacturer had been using a competitor’s static-analysis tool on Mac OS X, but that tool was not reporting the most critical defects. Experienced with CodeSonar for Linux and Windows platforms, the manufacturer knew that CodeSonar digs deeper and identifies the serious bugs that other tools miss. We are pleased to announce that CodeSonar for OS X is now available,” said Mark Zarins, vice president of products at GrammaTech.
CodeSonar running on Mac OS X
CodeSonar is a sophisticated static-analysis tool that performs a whole-program, interprocedural analysis on code and identifies complex programming bugs that can result in system crashes, memory corruption and other serious problems. CodeSonar has long been the software-analysis tool of choice for companies working on mission-critical applications like satellites, avionics, industrial controls and medical devices. Increasingly, companies outside the safety-critical space that are looking to significantly improve software reliability and security are adopting CodeSonar. This includes organizations developing software for wireless devices, networking equipment and consumer electronics.
Mac OS X, the current version of Apple Inc.’s primary operating system, is pre-loaded on Macintosh laptops, desktops and servers. Mac OS software’s popularity among developers has grown in recent years. Many like how Mac OS software combines the functionality of a Unix-based operating system with a high-quality user interface. The growing popularity of Apple consumer products, including the iPhone and iPod mobile digital devices, has also boosted interest in Mac OS software.
Price & Availability
CodeSonar 3.1 Enterprise for Mac OS X is available today with pricing starting at $4,000 USD for small projects. Licenses for larger projects are priced based on the size of the project. Interested parties can request a free trial of CodeSonar 3.1 Enterprise for Mac OS X by contacting GrammaTech at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GrammaTech’s static-analysis tools are used worldwide by startups, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. The staff includes ten researchers with PhDs in programming languages and program analysis. The company has offices in Ithaca, New York, and San Jose, California.